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Historical Items

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Item 95430

Boothbay Center School graduates, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Boothbay Media: Photographic print

Item 96827

Barter's Island school, Boothbay, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Boothbay Media: Photographic print

Item 98695

East Boothbay Tide Mill and bridge, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Boothbay Media: Glass Negative

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109132

Boothbay Harbor Marina, Boothbay Harbor, 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1950 Location: Boothbay Harbor Client: Boothbay Harbor Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 110093

Alterations for Mr. A.F. Porter, Boothbay, 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1922 Location: Boothbay Client: Arthur Felix Porter Architect: John P. Thomas

Item 109483

Additions and alterations for school at Boothbay Harbor, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: Boothbay Harbor Client: unknown Architect: Harry S. Coombs

Online Exhibits

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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.


Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.


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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Boothbay Region Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Ship Captains

He married Elizabeth Reed from Boothbay. Agry met Reed when he was forced to port during a severe storm at the mouth of the Kennebec River.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison is Established - 1823

… the War of 1812 and later practiced medicine in Boothbay and Wiscasset. He was a member of the newly formed Maine State Senate from 1820 to 1824…

My Maine Stories

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Eric Chamberlin - Learning Experience Designer
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Eric Chamberlin talks about Boothbay Region Elementary School becoming an MLTI Exploration School.


Nick Emberley - 7th Grade student as the MLTI begins
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Nick Emberley recounted his excitement as a 7th grader receiving his MLTI iBook in 2002.

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow Studies: Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith" and "Whitman's Song of Myself" - Alternative Constructions of the American Worker

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Most if not all of us have or will need to work in the American marketplace for at least six decades of our lives. There's a saying that I remember a superintendent telling a group of graduating high-school seniors: remember, when you are on your deathbed, you will not be saying that you wish you had spent more time "at the office." But Americans do spend a lot more time working each year than nearly any other people on the planet. By the end of our careers, many of us will have spent more time with our co-workers than with our families. Already in the 21st century, much has been written about the "Wal-Martization" of the American workplace, about how, despite rocketing profits, corporations such as Wal-Mart overwork and underpay their employees, how workers' wages have remained stagnant since the 1970s, while the costs of college education and health insurance have risen out of reach for many citizens. It's become a cliché to say that the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots" is widening to an alarming degree. In his book Wealth and Democracy, Kevin Phillips says we are dangerously close to becoming a plutocracy in which one dollar equals one vote. Such clashes between employers and employees, and between our rhetoric of equality of opportunity and the reality of our working lives, are not new in America. With the onset of the industrial revolution in the first half of the nineteenth century, many workers were displaced from their traditional means of employment, as the country shifted from a farm-based, agrarian economy toward an urban, manufacturing-centered one. In cities such as New York, groups of "workingmen" (early manifestations of unions) protested, sometimes violently, unsatisfactory labor conditions. Labor unions remain a controversial political presence in America today. Longfellow and Whitman both wrote with sympathy about the American worker, although their respective portraits are strikingly different, and worth juxtaposing. Longfellow's poem "The Village Blacksmith" is one of his most famous and beloved visions: in this poem, one blacksmith epitomizes characteristics and values which many of Longfellow's readers, then and now, revere as "American" traits. Whitman's canto (a section of a long poem) 15 from "Song of Myself," however, presents many different "identities" of the American worker, representing the entire social spectrum, from the crew of a fish smack to the president (I must add that Whitman's entire "Song of Myself" is actually 52 cantos in length). I do not pretend to offer these single texts as all-encompassing of the respective poets' ideas about workers, but these poems offer a starting place for comparison and contrast. We know that Longfellow was the most popular American poet of the nineteenth century, just as we know that Whitman came to be one of the most controversial. Read more widely in the work of both poets and decide for yourselves which poet speaks to you more meaningfully and why.