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Item 35024

Eastern Steamship Company Ransom B. Fuller, Lubec, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 34954

State of Maine steamship, Lubec, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 80428

The "Monhegan" leaving Friendship, ca. 1913

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1913 Location: Friendship Media: Photographic print


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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.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Lubec, Maine - S.S. Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec but Met Tragic End

… The wharf was later taken over by the Eastern Steamship Company and rebuilt. Built in Bath, Maine in 1885 the Cumberland’s fate was a tragic one.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 2 of 2

… to New York on 14 January 1934, the Eastern Steamship Company’s freighter Sagamore punctured its hull when it struck Corwin Rock off the eastern

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… About this same time, the Boston and Bangor Steamship Company launched weekly trips to coastal stops and then went on to Boston using its new ship…