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Historical Items

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Item 27142

School fire, Lubec, 1913

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1913-11-26 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 27143

Burned high school, Lubec, 1913

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1913 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 20327

Fire, Deering High School, Portland, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1921-05-21 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.


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.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Basic Fire Fighting Technology

Basic Fire Fighting Technology Fire bucket, Union Fire club, Hallowell, 1801Hubbard Free Library The oldest fire dousing technology were…

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

… on Penobscot Street fell on him while he was fighting a fire there. The second fatality was John Scribner, a 70 year old cobbler, who was killed at…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Fire Department Technology

For the past 300 years different types of fire fighting technology have come through the fire department.

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast


An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.


We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War