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Item 105433

"Falmouth Neck, as it was when destroyed by Mowett," 1831

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: 1775-10-18 Location: Portland Media: Lithograph

Item 6775

Copy of letter from Capt. Mowat to Adm. Graves, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6155

Bombardment of Tripoli, ca. 1803

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1803 Location: Tripoli Media: Oil on canvas

Online Exhibits

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.


Rum, Riot, and Reform - Taverns, People, and Scenes

"… her burning building during the British bombardment of 1775. She ran the tavern until her death in 1795."


Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.