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Historical Items

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Item 23128

Moving ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1963

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1963 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 1203

Ice scraping, Bowdoinham, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Bowdoinham Media: Photographic print

Item 23130

Reclaiming ice, Presque Isle, 1962

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1962 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print


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Student Exhibit: Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.


Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Wire, Ice, and Iron Industries

Wire, Ice, and Iron Industries Anna Hodgkins, Lilly Ly, Maggie Marseglia & Thea Sweet Wire Mill, Hallowell, ca.

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

Early Industry and Bombahook Industry develops quickest where raw materials meet easy transportation and ready energy, both human and otherwise.

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting

Ice cutting industries, specifically Gardiner ice cutting industry cut ice off of the Kennebec River, during the cold winter seasons when the ice was…

My Maine Stories

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars