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Item 6458

Early view of Fort Knox, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Buck Memorial Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Prospect Media: Photographic print

Item 105419

12-inch disappearing gun, Cushing Island, 1930

Courtesy of Tom Richards, an individual partner Date: 1930 Location: Cushing Island Media: Photographic Print

Item 6849

Hallowell in 1794

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1794 Location: Augusta; Hallowell Media: Ink on paper


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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.