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Item 25996

Wharf and Crane at Fort Preble, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: circa 1860 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Item 26654

Waterfront, Thomaston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 101148

Picnic, Fort Point Light, and Fort Pownal, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1865-08-10 Location: Stockton Springs Media: Ink and watercolor on paper


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Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.


Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Picnic, Fort Point Light, and Fort Pownal, 1865

… drew a full-page illustration of Excursion Wharf, Fort Pownal, Fort Point Light in Stockton Springs, and a picnic that he and his wife and children…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

George (the area later known as Fort Wharf), the fort was located at the southeastern side of lower Knox Street, currently the site of the Lyman…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Wharves and Yards - 1795 to 1825

… and stores on the lower bank on Knox Street (Fort Wharf), where he established a shipyard. Montpelier still stood on the hill overlooking the…