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Historical Items

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Item 71332

Dance of Contention Cove ticket, Surry, ca. 1928

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society Date: circa 1928 Location: Surry Media: Ink on blue paper

Item 17465

Contention Cove, near Ellsworth, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Ellsworth Media: Postcard

Item 65054

Contention Cove, Surry, 1936

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society Date: 1936-06-01 Location: Surry Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

… and leaving as their legacy the name “Contention Cove.” Contention characterized the early settlement of this area.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… even docked at Steamboat Wharf on Contention Cove. Started in 1839, the village shipyard was located at the present day town landing.

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…