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Item 31644

Airplanes on Beach, Scarborough, 1921

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Date: circa 1921

Location: Scarborough

Media: Photographic print

Item 23677

Film of model airplane flying competition, Portland, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1940

Media: 16mm film

Item 21557

First airplane mail, Old Orchard Beach, 1919

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society

Date: 1919-10-29

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Photographic print

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Olson-Oberg aerial wedding, Caribou, 1930

A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.


Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.


Col. Lindbergh, Old Orchard Beach, 1927

We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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Air Meet at Portland Airport in Scarborough, 1928

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

He was a master mechanic who built his own airplane, and he also worked for a Mr. Jones who owned an airplane hanger in Old Orchard Beach.

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B-26 and crew, Presque Isle air field, ca. 1943

Presque Isle Air Museum

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MMN Image 28621

Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 3 of 3

The reason they made dark colors is so that airplanes could not spot the cars. Item Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society Back then…

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Seawolf Outhouse Robbery

by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast