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Historical Items

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Item 66459

Malden Island, Five Islands, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 66461

Five Islands Harbor, Georgetown, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Georgetown Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 25013

Bar Harbor and the Porcupines, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 68566

Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company Use: Cottage

Item 68567

Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company Use: Cottage

Exhibits

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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.

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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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Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Wartime on Mt. Desert Island

Wartime on Mt. Desert Island Wartime did not pass MDI by. Many of the local men fought in the Revolutionary War and MDI continued to be represented…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Development of an Island-wide Identity

In 1968, the schools were united in a consolidated Mount Desert Island High School. The old loyalties did not disappear right away, but in time, the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rustication

… 1880s, the Rodick family still lived on Rodick's Island, now Bar Island, where they raised sheep and spun and wove their own wool.

My Maine Stories

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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.

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My family and Malaga Island
by Charmagne Tripp

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

Story

Starting Chebeague Island Oyster Company
by Caitlin Gerber

Farming oysters in Casco Bay