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Keywords: Boating

Historical Items

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Item 103771

Alan Olds and Lloyd Coulthard, boating mishap, South Portland, 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1936-09-28 Location: South Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 82268

Boating on Lake Auburn, 1925

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1928 Location: Auburn Media: Photographic print

Item 20642

Boating on Madawaska Lake, ca. 1930

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86375

Club, Holyoke Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Power Boat Association Use: Club

Item 52692

240 Franklin Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Back Bay Motor Boat Club Use: Club House

Item 52693

Assessor's Record, 240 Franklin Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Back Bay Motor Boat Club Use: Club 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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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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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Site Page

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.

Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining Baird's Quarry

and Isaac Stinson in a boat in the Quarry Pond, Minturn, Swan's Island. The men are setting up the hose to drain the pond.

Site Page

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.

My Maine Stories

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Story

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

Story

In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs

Story

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

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

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.

Lesson Plan

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.