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Historical Items

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Item 15057

Moulding plane, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1820 Location: Bangor Media: Beech, steel blade

Item 22167

Planes taking on fuel, Old Orchard Beach, 1924

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: 1924-09-06 Location: Old Orchard Beach; Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 10293

Rabbet plane, ca. 1789

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1789 Location: Winthrop Media: Beech wood

Online Exhibits

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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.


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.


Student Exhibit: Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational

"… are illustrated in pictures of carpenters with planes and saws, masons with bricks in hand, and a glazier holding a window (pictured at right)."

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

"… travel intently, William Howard Gannett flew his plane all over the world and even sent back international news to Guy's papers."

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

"… days of aviation when it was quite common for planes to take off and land on the beaches. The seven-mile stretch of beach from the easterly tip of…"

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down