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Historical Items

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Item 17213

Bar Harbor Fire Department Training

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Fire Department Date: circa 1985 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 17203

Bar Harbor Fire Department, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Fire Department Date: circa 1975 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 15282

Bar Harbor Fire Department Bell

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Fire Department Date: circa 1880 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Metal

Online Exhibits

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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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Bar Harbor Fire Department

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

Cranberry Lodge (Formerly Harbor Cottage) Northeast Harbor Maine, Winter 2009Item Contributed byNortheast Harbor Library The Old Ell is Born...

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Champlain Society - Page 1 of 2

… eastern shore, and visit the villages of Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Somesville. The Logbooks Champlain Society Camp log, Mount Desert…

My Maine Stories

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Spiros Droggitis: From Biddeford to Washington DC and back
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A Greek family's impact: from the iconic Wonderbar Restaurant to Washington DC

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down