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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 46064

Colson Boat Shop, Lubec, ca. 1978

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1978 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 72490

Colson Boat Shop, Lubec, 1975

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1975 Location: Lubec Media: Kodachrome slide

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 36761

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

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

Item 86866

Assessor's Record, Shelter Shed, Boat Landing, Portland Pier, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier Use: Shelter Shed, Boat Landing


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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 - Old buildings

… Society Johnson's or Potato Island with Harry Johnson's boat yard and the Patch Medicinal Oil factory where cod liver oil was pressed.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

… left was the office where they sold various small boat related items and there was a place for the bookkeeper.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old Buildings

Old Buildings Bonnie and Donnie Staples' house Minturn Schoolhouse The Tea Room Redmen's Hall Seaside Hall Andrew Smith Store…

My Maine Stories

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII


Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler


An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021