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Item 80737

Coast Guard Life Saving Station, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1917

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1917 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 10847

U.S. Life-Saving Station, Wallis Sands, New Hampshire, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Rye Media: Lantern slide

Item 26671

Carrying Place Cove, Life Saving Station, Lubec, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Lubec Memorial Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Lubec Media: Image on postcard


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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.


John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.


Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Bath Savings Institution and Hyde Block

Bath Saving's Institution contributes to Bath's history in many ways. It's the oldest bank in Bath still running, having been in business since 1852.

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Life on a Tidal River - The Great Bangor Floods: 1902 and 1976

A nice save was made by C.P. Galgher when he successfully moved five thousand dollars worth of goods before the flood hit.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Church Block

… designed the Courthouse , the Hyde Block(Bath Savings), and the Lincoln Block, right next to the Church Block, in addition to many residences and…

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey



History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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


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