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Historical Items

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Item 105520

Map of Bar Harbor, 1907

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: circa 1907 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Lithograph

Item 16686

Winter Harbor High School, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Winter Harbor Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Winter Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 16456

Deacon's Harbor on Clark Point, Southwest Harbor, 1891

Contributed by: Southwest Harbor Public Library Date: 1891-08-12 Location: Southwest Harbor Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 87436

McLoud property, Harbor Grace, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cornelius McLoud Use: Fish House

Item 89807

Russell property, Harbor Grace, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Jane A. Russell Use: Shed

Item 89800

Russell property, HArbor Grace, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Jane A. Russell Use: Summer Dwelling

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109132

Boothbay Harbor Marina, Boothbay Harbor, 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1950 Location: Boothbay Harbor Client: Boothbay Harbor Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 149183

Kennebec Place site plan, Bar Harbor, 1912

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1912 Location: Bar Harbor Client: Town of Bar Harbor Architect: E. W. Hill

Item 149070

Colket residence site plan, Bar Harbor, 1968-1994

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1968–1994 Location: Bar Harbor Client: Tristram Colket Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates

Online Exhibits

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Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Arriving in Bar Harbor

"Arriving in Bar Harbor Bar Harbor steamboat landing, ca. 1885Maine Historic Preservation Commission Arriving at the Bar Harbor wharf…"

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Great Harbor Maritime Museum

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Winter Harbor Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre
by Vernon L. Cox

Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater


How Far is Deep Enough?
by Molly M.

Wading into Casco Bay after a hot and prickly afternoon on an island off Portland.


The story behind David Moses Bridges' basket
by Patricia Ayala Rocabado

The story behind David Moses Bridges' (1962-2017) birch bark basket

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Monochromatic Oceanscape

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of the creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine, real and imagined. Students will be able to describe the creatures they learn about, first learning simple art skills, and then combining these simple skills to make an Oceanscape picture that is complex.

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Longfellow Studies: Longfellow Amongst His Contemporaries - The Ship of State DBQ

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Preparation Required/Preliminary Discussion: Lesson plans should be done in the context of a course of study on American literature and/or history from the Revolution to the Civil War. The ship of state is an ancient metaphor in the western world, especially among seafaring people, but this figure of speech assumed a more widespread and literal significance in the English colonies of the New World. From the middle of the 17th century, after all, until revolution broke out in 1775, the dominant system of governance in the colonies was the Navigation Acts. The primary responsibility of colonial governors, according to both Parliament and the Crown, was the enforcement of the laws of trade, and the governors themselves appointed naval officers to ensure that the various provisions and regulations of the Navigation Acts were executed. England, in other words, governed her American colonies as if they were merchant ships. This metaphorical conception of the colonies as a naval enterprise not only survived the Revolution but also took on a deeper relevance following the construction of the Union. The United States of America had now become the ship of state, launched on July 4th 1776 and dedicated to the radical proposition that all men are created equal and endowed with certain unalienable rights. This proposition is examined and tested in any number of ways during the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War. Novelists and poets, as well as politicians and statesmen, questioned its viability: Whither goes the ship of state? Is there a safe harbor somewhere up ahead or is the vessel doomed to ruin and wreckage? Is she well built and sturdy or is there some essential flaw in her structural frame?