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Historical Items

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Item 76126

Gov. Hildreth with Air Cargo Transport, 1946

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1946 Media: Photographic print

Item 27637

Freight List, Steamer Cumberland, Lubec, 1893

Contributed by: Lubec Memorial Library Date: 1893-08-31 Location: Lubec Media: Ink on paper

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Item 60326

Cargo truck accident, Strong, October 2, 1915

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: 1915-10-02 Location: Strong; Turner Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.

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Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.

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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

Bridge Light cargo truck on suspension bridge, Strong, ca. 1914 Item 68678 infoStrong Historical Society A truck crosses over the Sandy…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Light cargo truck on suspension bridge, Strong, ca. 1914 Item 68678 infoStrong Historical Society A truck crosses over the…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

Bridge Cargo truck accident, Strong, ca. 1915 Item 59557 infoStrong Historical Society A truck loaded with wooden shipping boxes proved to…

My Maine Stories

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Seawolf Outhouse Robbery
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.

Story

Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.