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Historical Items

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Item 101721

Boat under construction, Norcross, 1905

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust Date: 1905 Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 3 Media: Photographic print

Item 18171

Sebago Boat, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Sebago Media: Elm and cedar shakes

Item 46076

"Medric," Colson Boat Shop, Lubec, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1975 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86728

Boat House, Merrils Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The Twitchell Champlin Company Use: Boat House

Item 86375

Club, Holyoke Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Power Boat Association Use: Club

Item 36761

Assessor's Record, Garage & Boat House, Chester Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Devisees of John N. Long Use: Garage & Boat House

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111336

Riverton Park, Portland, 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1895 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

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.


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.


The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

"Boat engines and fishing equipment also changed. Fishing for tuna with a harpoon, Swan's Island, ca."

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Quarrying

"Boats under sail (in the 1890s) or steam boats, soon thereafter, would come into Burnt Coat Harbor and collect brick sized cut stone."

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Summer Pleasures

"… enjoyed a picnic at the beach or a ride in a boat. Four friends at Fine Sand Beach, Swan's Island, ca."

My Maine Stories

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The Joys of Kayaking - Pam's Story
by Pam Ferris-Olson

Pam has kayaked in many special places but her fondest memories are being made on Casco Bay


Bunkers and Lodges
by Bob Martin & Emily Holdtman Martin

Growing up in Maine, summering in Maine, and how it's changed.


Lift the Boats for Everybody
by Andrea Cianchette Maker

The story of her immigrant great grandfather and her nonprofit organization Focus Maine.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.