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Item 53002

Canoeing on the Kennebec River, Fairfield, ca. 1950

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: circa 1950

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

Item 20641

Canoeing on Madawaska Lake

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: New Sweden

Media: Photographic print

Item 98852

Canoeing, West Branch region, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust

Date: circa 1915

Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 3

Media: Photographic print

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Item 85596

316-328 Westbrook Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Stroudwater Canoe Company

Use: Storage for canoes

Item 98954

1929-2013 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company

Use: Canoe House & Office

Item 85597

Assessor's Record, 316-328 Westbrook Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Stroudwater Canoe Company

Use: Store and Restroom

Exhibits Showing 3 of 13 View All


Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.


Steamboats "Rebecca" and "Fairy of the Lake," Moosehead Lake, ca. 1890

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.


John W. G. Dunn, Moosehead Lake, 1904

John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

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Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865

John Martin: Expert Observer - Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865

Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description In the evening after…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years Text by Kate Webber Images from the Swan's Island Historical Society Carrying Place X…

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Miniature canoe, ca. 1893

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

1893 Item 80755 infoAbbe Museum Miniature Canoe Joseph Nicholas, Passamaquoddy ca. 1893 Birch bark, cedar, spruce root, ash

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by

by Randy Randall

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


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam