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Item 78793

Monson Maine Slate Company, ca.1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 101155

Boat under construction at Norcross Wharf, North Twin Lake, 1902

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust

Date: circa 1902

Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 3

Media: Photographic print

Item 6292

James Clarence Hamlen, Jr., 1889

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1889

Media: Photographic print

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Sailmaker's roping palm, 1888

A Tale of Two Sailmakers

Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.

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Launch of Doris Hamlin, Harrington, 1919

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.

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Nameplate from the S.S. Lillian Nordica

South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.

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Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880

Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Today

Surry Today Home to about 1,300 residents, Surry today is a vibrant town boasting an active, creative, and diverse citizenry, many of whom are…

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View of cars coming to Surry, 1917

Surry by the Bay - Welcome

Welcome Come to SurryItem Contributed bySurry Historical Society Welcome to the Hancock County coastal community of Surry.