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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

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 116296

J. C. Hamlen house, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Client: J. C. Hamlen Architect: John Calvin Stevens and Albert Winslow Cobb Architects

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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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.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 4 of 4

… 174, 1821 ------ “An Act to Incorporate the Cumberland Dyke Company.” Chapter 451, 1870 ------ “An Act to Incorporate the Little River Dyking…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

… and brothers William and Cyrus King, built the Cumberland Turnpike, the first turnpike in New England.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 2 of 4

… Civil War Seth Scamman and partners formed the Cumberland Diking Company, the Little River Diking Company and the Southgate Diking Company.