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Historical Items

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Item 33797

Boom Chain, Guilford, 1908

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1908 Location: Guilford Media: Postcard

Item 100554

Log boom, Westport Island, 1957

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1957-05-16 Location: Westport Island; MacMahan Island Media: Photographic print

Item 100595

Boom floating over Goose Rocks Passage, Westport Island, 1957

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1957-05-16 Location: Westport Island; MacMahan Island Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

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

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.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

1925Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Island stores received regular supplies from the mainland, and as many as two operated in…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… summer “cottages.” By 1890, the cottage-building boom had transformed Bar Harbor. It outdid the rest of the island in the number and sheer opulence…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

Contributing to that boom were the quarries of Mount Desert Island. Indeed, one of its villages was founded and existed to supply the nation with…