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Category: Maritime, Ships & Boats, Merchant ships

Historical Items

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Item 10629

Schooner Savannah and her captain William H. Gould

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: 1902 Media: Photographic print

Item 10718

Flag of the 1845 ship Excelsior

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1985 Location: Kennebunk Media: Photographic print

Item 15188

Charles Johnson

Contributed by: City of Brewer Date: circa 1864 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

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.

Exhibit

Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?