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Category: Transportation, Water

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Item 14563

Pishon's Ferry, Fairfield, ca. 1900

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1900 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 21415

Spite House on Its Way to Rockport, 1925

Contributed by: Camden Public Library Date: 1925-07-26 Location: Rockport; Phippsburg Media: Photographic print

Item 76118

Casco Bay fleet, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photo negative


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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.


Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 1 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy Miriam Kelley as a young woman X Images from the family of Miriam Kelley Doherty Research and text by Seth Doherty…

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 2 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy The fifth graders observations “One day in 1936 school children went to spend the end of the year by going on a boat at…

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Lubec, Maine - A Signature Quilt

A Signature Quilt By Ronald Pesha, Lubec Historical Society Wormell Sisters image from Betsey Leavitt Josselyn Signature Quilt, Lubec, 1889Item…