Long Beach, York, ca. 1920Item 25236 info
Seashore Trolley Museum
With more than 40 inches of precipitation a year, almost 3,500 miles of coastline, and some 30,000 square miles of territory, Maine's rugged climate and abundant waterways have always presented challenges – and opportunities – for public transportation.
Each technological innovation – whether from horse-drawn streetcar to electric streetcar or sailing ship to steam ship -- offered unique strengths and limitations.
No one form of public transportation could serve all needs by itself. The key to success was integration.