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Historical Items

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Item 30903

Flood, Guilford Coal Sheds, 1934

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1934 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 10404

Main line coal tower in Oakfield, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Oakfield Media: Photographic print

Item 13760

Randall and McAllister Coal Company building, Portland, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86384

Coal Storage, Holyoke Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier Use: Coal Storage

Item 86722

Coal Pocket, Union Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Union Wharf Proprietors Use: Coal Pocket

Item 86837

Coal Pocket, Pocahontas Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Pocahontas Fuel Company Incorporated Use: Coal Pocket

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109261

Hincks Coal Company, Bangor, 1945-1946

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1945–1946 Location: Bangor Client: Hincks Coal Company Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109443

Boiler Room, Coal Pockets, Pest House, Hose House for Maine Insane Hospital, Augusta, 1895-1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1895–1907 Location: Augusta Client: State of Maine Architect: G. M. Coombs; Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Item 109522

Coal Shed for W. E. Cloutier & Co., Lewiston, 1901

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1901 Location: Lewiston Client: W.E. Cloutier & Co. Architect: Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Online Exhibits

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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.


A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Energy

"The steam engines were powered by coal. The funny thing is that as the years went by, the engines needed more coal."

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

"The Wingate’s coal storage building was located between Lucky Garden parking lot and the river. Also you can still find pieces of coal near the river."

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908

"Stove in middle of room has coal scuttle next to it. Large desk on right is high, requiring clerk to stand or use a very high chair."

My Maine Stories

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A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference


making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.


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.