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Historical Items

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Item 20559

Ship Lydia Skolfield, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1865 Location: Harpswell; Harpswell; Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 102826

Portland milkman Peter W. Rowe, ca. 1900

Courtesy of Matthew Jude Barker, an individual partner Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 36274

Sailor account of attack on ship, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1813

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1813 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… at one time, employing fifty or seventy-five ship carpenters; with five or six woodcasters continually running to Boston, and even a larger number…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

… and the first summer 80 people-- schoolteachers, carpenters, sawyers, clam diggers, children, architects and retirees--came together to perform the…

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Historic Hallowell - Natural Resource to Finished Product

… sheds, a modeling and sculpture studio, carpenter's shop, blacksmith's shop, stable, wagon house, storehouse, boiler-house with stack and a rail…