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Historical Items

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Item 27160

Georges River toward former tollbridge, Thomaston, 1946

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1946 Location: Thomaston Media: Postcard

Item 12755

Boatyard at Center Harbor, Brooklin

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: 1962 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

Item 27827

Interior of Creighton Kiln, Thomaston, 1900

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print


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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.


A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.


Lincoln County through the Eastern Eye

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Today

established in 1912, Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Co. is well known in the custom-boatbuilding world, and continues to produce a line of high-end boats…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The End of Wooden Shipbuilding - 1910 to 1950

Morse of Friendship, established Morse Boatbuilding Co. in 1912, one of the longest operating boatbuilding businesses in Thomaston.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …then came the settlers…

… themselves with fishing, logging, farming, and boatbuilding. They set up fish weirs and fences. They felled trees to clear land for farming and…