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Item 8403

Pier builders, Penobscot River

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Costigan Media: Photographic print

Item 36583

Ship Builders trade banner, Portland, 1841

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1841 Location: Portland Media: Oil on linen

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Schooner Savannah and builders, Kennebunkport, 1901

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: 1901 Location: Kennebunkport Media: Photographic print


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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?


Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Today

They continue to validate the Town Seal and to uphold Thomaston’s reputation as a builder of world-renowned vessels. <-Prev.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Humphrey House

… Historical Society Howland Rogers was another builder brought to Thomaston by General Knox. He built the impressive Monk Humphrey House on…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

… Public Library Following the war a handful of builders produced few ships in Biddeford, and there seemed to be only one major shipbuilder…