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Historical Items

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Item 33354

Title page of monograph "The American Coast Pilot", 1804

Contributed by: An individual through Blue Hill Historical Society Date: 1804 Location: Blue Hill Media: Ink on paper

Item 16419

Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford, 1944

Contributed by: Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse Date: 1944-03-01 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 98476

Launch of schooner Mary G. Maynard in Boothbay Harbor, 1920

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: 1920-03-23 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

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The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Blue Hill, Maine - Blue Hill Spearheads Development on the Downeast Coast

"… a Place called Sandy Point and to run East North East Eight Miles, then South South East to the Ocean and then West South West Eight miles and then…"

Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

"… War (1860-1864) marked an end to the age of East coast shipping and reliance on forest products. The nation turned to coal, iron, and oil."

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

"… six townships, “six miles in extent on the sea coast, and no more,” Surry's coastline exceeded 20 miles."

My Maine Stories

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Story

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by Chris Sockalexis

Playing powwow music with my group, the RezDogs

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John Coyne from Waterville Enlists as a Railroad Man in WWI
by Mary D. Coyne

Description of conditions railroad men endured and family background on John Coyne.

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Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics