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Historical Items

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Item 28456

Deed: William King to Ledyard and Palmer, Bath, 1806

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1806-11-25 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

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Item 11043

Waterfront and downtown Bath, 1851

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1851 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

Item 33695

White's Wharf and vicinity, Biddeford, ca. 1840

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1840 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Ink on coated cotton

Online Exhibits

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?


Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Ledyard Block

"To the south, at Union Wharf, King sold property to William Ledyard and Asa Palmer for $300 in 1806."

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

"… in Long Reach and built his yard and the first wharf in town at the foot of Federal Street, an area now covered by Bath Iron Works (BIW), north of…"

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Historic Hallowell - Transportation Challenge

"Smith, pictured below drying sails at granite wharf, was named after a Connecticut oyster king and skippered by Captain Lyman W. Lyons of New Haven."