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Historical Items

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Item 102289

Goat Island Lighthouse, Cape Porpoise, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Cape Porpoise Media: Glass Negative

Item 102291

Cape Porpoise pier, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Cape Porpoise Media: Glass Negative

Item 102283

Sanford to Cape Porpoise trolley car, Cape Porpoise, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Cape Porpoise Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

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History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding in Biddeford: Lore, Leaders, and Legacy

… annexed Scarborough, Wells, Kennebunk, and Cape Porpoise, as ports of delivery only; and a collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Maine in the 17th Century

… and by 1658, Kittery, York, Saco, Wells and Cape Porpoise (Kennebunkport) had all submitted to Massachusetts authority.[1] As the population of the…