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Item 21141

Title: Hand cranked timber bore, New Sweden, ca. 1880

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: New Sweden

Media: wood, steel

Item 11985

Title: James Irish Letter to Samuel Cook, June 12, 1826

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1826-06-12

Location: Houlton; Houlton; Fredericton

Media: ink on paper

Item 177

Title: Observatory timber contract, Portland, 1807

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1807-04-08

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

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Item 96709

Address: Verrill Street Lot 216, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Sophia Drummond

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Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.


Flagpoles, 1971 Sugarloaf World Cup Ski Races

World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.