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Historical Items

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Item 100303

Harbour of Casco Bay, Portland, 1720

Contributed by: Tate House Museum Date: circa 1690 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 105271

Birds eye view of Casco Bay, Portland, Maine and surroundings, 1906

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: 1906 Location: Portland Media: Lithograph

Item 25455

Cushing's Island, Casco Bay, 1887

Contributed by: Dyer Library/Saco Museum Date: 1887 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 83972

Casco Bay Wharf Co. property, Trefethen, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Casco Bay Wharf Co. Use: Wharf

Item 89273

Casco Bay Lines property, Cleaves Landing, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Casco Bay Lines Use: Waiting Room

Item 83977

Casco Bay Wharf Co. property, Trefethen Landing, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Casco Bay Wharf Co. Use: Waiting Room

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111350

Georgetown Historical Society elevations, Georgetown, 2003-2006

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2003–2006 Location: Georgetown Client: Georgetown Historical Society Architect: Carol A. Wilson; UJMN and Carol A. Wilson Architects

Item 111475

Pérusse/Themens residence elevation and sections, Kennebunkport, 2006

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2006 Location: Kennebunkport Clients: Johanne Pérusse; Pierre-André Themens Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect

Item 111485

Weir residence elevations, West Bath, 2006-2007

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2006–2007 Location: West Bath Clients: Jane C. Weir; Robert J. Weir Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect

Online Exhibits

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.


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.


From Sewers to Skylines: William S. Edwards's 1887 Photo Album

William S. Edwards (1830-1918) was a civil engineer who worked for the City of Portland from 1876-1906. Serving as First Assistant to Chief Engineer William A. Goodwin, then to Commissioner George N. Fernald, Edwards was a fixture in City Hall for 30 consecutive years, proving indispensable throughout the terms of 15 Mayors of Portland, including all six of those held by James Phineas Baxter. Edwards made significant contributions to Portland, was an outstanding mapmaker and planner, and his works continue to benefit historians.

Site Pages

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records - Page 3 of 5

"Just as multiple rivers converge in Casco Bay and Merrymeeting Bay, so multiple communities converge in Wabanaki kinship networks."

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Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

"… were bought by the government, hauled into the Casco Bay, and sank in the harbor as protection of enemy subs."

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Allies & Allegiance: Military comradery at the Centennial, 1920

"… Allied nations accepted Maine’s invitation to Casco Bay: Portugal, Japan and Great Britain. Coupled with two U.S."

My Maine Stories

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Starting Chebeague Island Oyster Company
by Caitlin Gerber

Farming oysters in Casco Bay


The Joys of Kayaking - Pam's Story
by Pam Ferris-Olson

Pam has kayaked in many special places but her fondest memories are being made on Casco Bay


How Far is Deep Enough?
by Molly M.

Wading into Casco Bay after a hot and prickly afternoon on an island off Portland.