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Category: Economics, Businesses & Trade, Merchant Shipping

Historical Items

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Item 11767

Isaac Ilsley, Portland, ca. 1840

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1840 Location: Portland; Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 17121

Stephen Longfellow letter concerning shipping case, Portland, 1826

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1826 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 18923

Theodore Barrell to Sally Sayward Barrell Keating

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1789 Location: Boston; York Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

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William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.