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Historical Items

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Item 31512

Donald Thurlow's lobster boat, Scarborough, 1943

Contributed by: Bruce Thurlow through Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1943 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 20226

Flat Bottom Boat, St. John River, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Allagash Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Allagash Media: Photographic print

Item 34703

Clam digging, Scarborough, 1961

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1961 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Exhibit

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Exhibit

Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The End of Wooden Shipbuilding - 1910 to 1950

The End of Wooden Shipbuilding - 1910 to 1950 The large ships had short life expectancies, being driven hard and fast by their masters.

Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

Boat engines and fishing equipment also changed. Fishing for tuna with a harpoon, Swan's Island, ca.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… hods or wicker baskets; onion bags have replaced wooden bushel baskets; and outboard motor boats have replaced the rowboats once used to reach the…