Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.
Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.
Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.
… Historical Society & Museum Winslow Homer Winslow Homer, landscape painter best known for his marine subjects, was born in Boston 24 February 1836…
Who hasn't heard of Winslow Homer? In his late 40s, he moved to the Prouts Neck area of Scarborough, where he drew inspiration for his famous marine…