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Historical Items

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Item 28565

Old Coast Guard Station, Lubec, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1922 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 46242

View from Coast Guard Station, Lubec, 1917

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1917 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 10322

Coast Guardsman Nick Dowger at the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, ca. 1940

Contributed by: West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association Date: circa 1940 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

Coast Guard, Yeaton later became known as the "Father of the Coast Guard." Yeaton, friend and companion to Allan, retired in 1798 to his North Lubec…

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Friends of Wood Island Light

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 2 of 2

The Coast Guard could not get lines on the boat the first day, but they were successful at high tide the next day.

My Maine Stories

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day

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Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima