Keywords: Maine Coast
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1878–1900 Location: Southport Client: unknown Architect: George M. Coombs; Coombs & Gibbs; Stevens & Coombs
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1922 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: Alexander Bower Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.
The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.
At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.
… other locations along Maine’s woodlands and coast. One of the most photographed events at the convention was a lobster bake and buffet held at the…
… were never found and the last time they were seen was off of the coast of Cape Cod at 7:10 P.M. Frances Grayson was 35 years old when she died.
When James Vickery died in 1997 at the age of eighty, he left his collection of early Maine images to his friend, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.
Grade Level: 3-5
Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.
Grade Level: 6-8
Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of the creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine, real and imagined. Students will be able to describe the creatures they learn about, first learning simple art skills, and then combining these simple skills to make an Oceanscape picture that is complex.