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Item 21721

Northeast Harbor Fleet Dock

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Mount Desert Media: Postcard

Item 21734

Northeast Harbor Fleet International One Designs

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1938 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 21649

Mosquito fleet, Casco Bay, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print


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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.


Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.


William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

… From Rustic to Rusticators Northeast Harbor Fleet Race, ca. 1930 Item 21180 infoGreat Harbor Maritime Museum The rapidly growing…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - U.S. Flagship Hartford

… Historical Society Works Cited "Farragut's Fleet." 01 May 2009…

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Millinocket Fire Department

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

My Maine Stories

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.


Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima