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Historical Items

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Item 102855

Interior view of Cumberland Shipbuilding Company, South Portland, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 102859

Construction of the S.S. "Cumberland," South Portland, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 102860

The Launching of the S.S. "Cumberland," South Portland, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918-06-29 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Representative Industries of Cumberland and North Yarmouth

Sweetser, Phyllis Sturdivant. Cumberland, Maine in four centuries. Cumberland, Maine: Town of Cumberland, 1976. Text by Thomas C. Bennett

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Cumberland Historical Society

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

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Population Decline in Maine's Coastal Counties

… 1901Item Contributed byBrick Store Museum The shipbuilding industry A shift in shipbuilding from wood to steel put Maine at a major disadvantage…

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.