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Item 18507

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad track maintenance equipment, c. 1990

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Media: Photographic print

Item 5223

Civil war equipment and supplies, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Media: Card photograph

Item 14486

Bangor & Aroostook repair equipment, Houlton, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1970 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print


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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.


Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining Baird's Quarry

Draining Baird's Quarry Quarry equipment in a truck bed, Swan's Island, 2003 Item 70651 infoSwan's Island Educational Society A piece of…

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Millinocket Fire Department

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Welcome to Swan's Island!

… shell middens to the rusted remains of quarrying equipment, Swan's Island holds a living history of the industries that have sustained its…

My Maine Stories

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War


Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.