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Item 10023

Leather fire bucket, Thomaston, 1793

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: 1793 Location: Thomaston; Thomaston Media: Leather

Item 79511

Cyrus Keay's fire bucket, Topsham, ca. 1871

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: circa 1871 Location: Topsham Media: Leather

Item 7655

Freeman fire bucket

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1783 Location: Portland Media: Leather


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Maine Sweets: Confections and Confectioners

From chocolate to taffy, Mainers are inventive with our sweet treats. In addition to feeding our sweet tooth, it's also an economic driver for the state.


Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve: Hallowell Fireman's Association

… Serve: Hallowell Fireman's Association From bucket brigades to modern pumpers, the Hallowell Fireman's Association record is a distinguished one.

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Historic Hallowell - Basic Fire Fighting Technology

Basic Fire Fighting Technology Fire bucket, Union Fire club, Hallowell, 1801Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library The oldest fire dousing…

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

Cindy Turner is walking among the rocks with a bucket, looking for collectibles or other debris that had sunk to the bottom of the pond.

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.


Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.


Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast