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Item 104218

200th anniversary of the capture of Moose Island, Eastport, 2014

Courtesy of Ruth McInnis, an individual partner Date: 1814 Location: Eastport Media: Ink on paper

Item 25463

Commemorative stamp cover, Australia, 1958

Contributed by: Paris Cape Historical Society Date: 1928-10-06 Location: Sydney Media: Ink on paper

Item 6833

The Elks' building decorated, Houlton, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Houlton Media: Photoprint


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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.


Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.


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.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Holiday Events

… and watch a wreath being thrown into the harbor commemorating those whose lives were lost at sea. Potato races, Swans Island, ca.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 3 of 3

… grass-roots organization has developed a new commemorative trail called the Fly Rod Crosby Trail which will eventually stretch 45 miles and connect…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXPLORE the history of Biddeford, Maine...

… byMcArthur Public Library City Building commemorative cup, Biddeford, ca. 1905Item Contributed byMcArthur Public Library Biddeford High…