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Historical Items

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Item 22252

Ocean Drive, Acadia National Park

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Mount Desert; Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 13982

Atlantic Ocean water label, 1873

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1873 Location: San Francisco; Halifax Media: Ink on paper

Item 105624

Ancestral canoe journey, Motahkomikuk (Indian Township), 2019

Courtesy of Donald Soctomah, an individual partner Date: 2019 Location: Indian Township; Pleasant Point Media: Digital

Online Exhibits

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Seaport on the Kennebec

From early April to late November, ocean-going vessels sailed up the Kennebec, forty-six miles from the open Atlantic, bringing Pennsylvania flour…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Ship Captains

… other places on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. At the outbreak of the Civil War 1861, Agry retired.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - HISTORY

… Kennebunkport to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Much of the town is wooded, with gentle hills that run from the borders along the…

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars