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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

Item 16805

Title: Pickaroon

Contributed by: Davistown Museum

Media: Forged iron and natural steel

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Exhibit

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.