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Historical Items

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Item 19175

The Tides, Bar Harbor, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 54180

Trecartin Tin Shop building, Lubec, 1975

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1975 Location: Lubec Media: Kodachrome slide

Item 31656

Howard W. Middleton shipwreck, Scarborough, August 10, 1897

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1897-08-10 Location: Scarborough Media: Slide; transparency

Tax Records

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Item 83712

Skillings property, S. Side Sargent Road, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Olive M. Skillings Use: Summer Dwelling


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Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.


Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.


Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 2 of 3

… at low tide, the water reflecting the calm before tide reversal. The left photo near high tide reveals the water just below the bottom of the…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Steamer "Bangor," 1847

They had not considered the tide -- and the bottom propeller prevented the vessel from getting into Rockland harbor at low tide.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - -Across the Sea- a history through transportation

… the shores of Swan's Island, but there is a community spirit that survives, as constant as the tides. Come read the history of our island home.

My Maine Stories

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.


Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.