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Battling a Northeaster

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947-03-03 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

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The Construction of the S.S. "Falmouth," South Portland, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918-07-27 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

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

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


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Lock of George Washington's Hair

Correspondence between Elizabeth Wadsworth, her father Peleg Wadsworth and Martha Washington's secretary about the gift of a lock of George Washington's hair to Eliza.


Fallen Heroes: Maine's Jewish Sailors and Soldiers

Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.


War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Thieves in Bangor, ca. 1865

13 is Cornelius Sullivan, "the most daring and desperate shaved head ever in Bangor." Martin often made disparaging remarks about Irish immigrants.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

… and livestock were destroyed as before, and many, daring not to return to their homes, continued living within the safety of the fort.

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Guilford, Maine - Veterans Tributes - Page 1 of 2

… fire from advancing with stretcher bearers, he daringly maneuvered six of his men forward and, in the face of withering hostile small arms and…

My Maine Stories

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The Point
by Norma K. Salway

In the summer, on the eastern shore of Songo, kids dove from a leaning tree