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Historical Items

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Item 67324

Navy firefighting school, Newport, R.I., ca. 1943

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: circa 1943 Location: Newport Media: Photographic print

Item 60532

High School fire, Lubec, 1913

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

Item 26960

Firefighting vehicle, Lubec, 1911

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1911-07-03 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Volunteer Firefighters and their Fire Clothes

Volunteer Firefighters and their Fire Clothes The firemen clothing now is different than it was in the 1880’s, for firemen wore black pants, a black…

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 3 of 5

As the end of the 1960s approached, it became obvious that the current high school building was not going to meet the demands of the district because…

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 2 of 5

The firefighters have held get-togethers to help collect money and canned goods to give to the local food bank.

My Maine Stories

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Nemo's Nightmare of World War I
by Mike and Bryan Luciano

Franklyn J. "Nemo" Burbank of Livermore Falls was our ancestor who fought in World War I.

Story

We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.