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Historical Items

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Item 61851

Theo Buswell May talks about farm life, Swans Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Swan's Island Media: Mp3

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Item 21008

Cross Island Life Saving Station, Machiasport

Contributed by: St. Croix Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Machiasport Media: Photographic print

Item 61859

Myron 'Sonny' Sprague talks about the family store, Swan's Island, 1957-1974

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: 1957 - 1974 Location: Swan's Island Media: Mp3

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Exhibits

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Exhibit

MY ISLAND HOME: Verlie Colby Greenleaf of Westport Island

Verlie Greenleaf (1891-1992) bore witness to over a century of Westport Island's history. Many changes occurred during Verlie's 100-year life. Verlie Greenleaf donated photographs, personal notes, and sat for an interview in 1987, all part of the Westport Island History Committee's collection. Her words frame this exhibition, providing a first-person account of her life.

Exhibit

Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Twentieth-Century Community Life

1930 Bar Harbor, as it appeared in 1930.Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Islanders still fished, but instead of sailing to Labrador, they…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - A Short History of Mount Desert Island

A Short History of Mount Desert Island Introduction Granite mountains, Mount Desert, 1837 The granite mountains of Mount Desert Island have…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rustication

… that would bring the biggest change to island life. Steamboat service made tourism possible. For that thank two brothers.

My Maine Stories

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Story

In an Old, Abandoned Island House, I Found my Mentor and my Muse
by Robin Clifford Wood

An aspiring writer finds inspiration and a mentor from the past in an old island home.

Story

My family and Malaga Island
by Charmagne Tripp

The state of Maine evicted all residents of Malaga Island in 1912.

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Swimming with Jellyfish
by Cathy. L

At the age of 19 Cathy attended an Audubon Camp at Hog Island.