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Item 33464

Last of "Twelve Apostles" navigational aide, Cumberland, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Cumberland Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Cumberland Media: Photographic print

Item 48260

Schooner "Polly," bound for Portland, 1847

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1847 Media: Paint, canvas, cloth, wood


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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.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 74-138

… events mentioned are: Allen Rogers Reed Harding Ephraim Stubbs Alonzo Raynes Rebecca Raynes Mary Ann Harding Attending school Classmates Map of…