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Historical Items

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Item 16416

Wood Island Lighthouse dwelling house and barn, Biddeford, ca. 1859

Contributed by: Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse Date: circa 1859 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 13469

Brass Oil Measure Cans used in Lighthouses, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Museum at Portland Head Date: circa 1800 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Brass

Item 13467

Lighthouse wick canister, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Museum at Portland Head Date: circa 1890 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Brass

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109309

Gary Merrill lighthouse renovation, Cape Elizabeth, 1968-1975

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1968–1975 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: Gary Merrill Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 116273

Hancock Point Chapel, Hancock, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Hancock Client: Hancock Point Chapel Society Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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Cape Elizabeth Shipwrecks

The rocky coastline of Cape Elizabeth has sent many vessels to their watery graves.

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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?

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Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

Living at the Lighthouse Not an easy life those early days, roadless dense forest isolating the early lightkeepers from the small farming population…

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West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Friends of Wood Island Light

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My Maine Stories

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Saga of a Sub Chaser S.C. 268 along Maine Coast
by DANIEL R CHRISTOPHER

A look back at a Sub Chaser Crew on duty along the Maine coastline near the end of World War I

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A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference