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Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society
Date: circa 1880
Location: New Sweden
Media: wood, steel
Contributed by: Cary Library
Location: Houlton; Houlton; Fredericton
Media: ink on paper
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.
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.
The abundant resource of fish off the coast of Northern New England drew Europeans to the region, as did timber, furs, and other natural resources.