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Item 104716

Ship "Fannie Tucker," ca. 1875

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Wiscasset Media: Oil on canvas

Item 6152

Clipper ship the "Portland," ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: Portland Media: Oil on canvas

Item 6198

The Nightingale clipper ship, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Eliot Baha'i Archives Date: circa 1870 Location: Eliot Media: Transparency


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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.


Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.


Lincoln County through the Eastern Eye

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding During and after the Civil War - 1861 to 1900

… Down Easters, a practical replacement for the clipper ships. With the coming of steam-driven vessels, sailing vessels underwent a change of design…

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Historic Hallowell - Whaling

The name of this ship was the Lively, which weighed 102-tons. “Those that stayed with the schooner until 10 October 1852 went to their deaths”, says…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

… years of age and worked his way up to commanding clipper ships carrying gold prospectors from New York to California, cotton from India to England…