Keywords: Bathing suits
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Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1940
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
Date: circa 1920
Location: Old Orchard Beach
Media: Glass Negative
Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.
Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.
Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.
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… in the early 20th century, Bath adapted to suiting the needs of not just local townspeople but travelers as well.
He then lent his diving suit to A.S. Hall. Hall went back to New Meadows and talked the engineer, Mr.
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