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Historical Items

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Item 31583

Clam Diggers ca. 1933

Contributed by: Bruce Thurlow through Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1933 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 34703

Clam digging, Scarborough, 1961

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1961 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 6296

Clam-digger, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Media: Etching

Online Exhibits

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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.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

Pine Point clam diggers sold many bushels of clams to Burnham & Morrill and other dealers as well as to other diggers, but they also kept some for…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

… from the mainland to pick berries, dig for clams, pick sweet grass for baskets and split ash for containers.

My Maine Stories

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The Cup Code (working at OOB in the 1960s)
by Randy Randall

Teenagers cooking fried food in OOB and the code used identify the product and quantity.