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Historical Items

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Item 78685

Schooner Catherine, Somesville, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 27829

Schooner Edna Hoyt, Thomaston, ca. 1921

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1921 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 8862

Five-mast steel schooner KINEO under sail

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: circa 1910 Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

The scow schooner, which used a schooner rig on a flat-bottomed, blunt-ended scow hull, was popular in North America for coastal and river transport.

Site Page

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Wharves and Yards - 1795 to 1825

… Early in the century, boat builders built coastal schooners and barges in Warren, north of Thomaston, for transport and trade.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Caring For Our Families and Friends

… its boat Sunbeam, the Mission “aids the (Maine coastal or island) town or plantation in finding and supporting a nurse or physician” including…

My Maine Stories

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Story

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

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference