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Person/Organization: Westbrook, Thomas

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Item 25387

Thomas Westbrook letter to William Pepperrell about ship masts, York, 1734

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1734 Location: York; Kittery Media: Ink on paper

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Item 22527

Samuel Waldo request for meeting, 1742

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1742 Location: Boston; Kittery Media: Ink on paper

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Item 11722

Map of Brunswick, lots on Merrymeeting Bay, ca. 1750

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1750 Location: Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.