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Item 27172

Looking southeast down the Georges River, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 7542

St. Georges Fort plan, Phippsburg, 1607

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1607-11-07 Location: Phippsburg Media: Ink on linen

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Item 27160

Georges River toward former tollbridge, Thomaston, 1946

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1946 Location: Thomaston Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

Site Pages

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Norcross Heritage Trust

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

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational Photography

… where he sailed vessels built by his brothers George and John Patten. He later joined his brothers’ shipbuilding firm and became one Bath’s…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

Resources Bergquist, David. “Life on a Tidal River.” Life on a Tidal River - Narrative, Maine Historical Society…

My Maine Stories

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A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.

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A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference

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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