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Historical Items

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Item 98694

Schooner 'Shamrock' aground on Spruce Point Ledge, July 1925

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: 1925 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Glass Negative

Item 10667

Wreck of the schooner Empress, Kennebunkport, 1891

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: 1891-10-28 Location: Kennebunkport Media: Photographic print

Item 100372

The 'Harriet' rescuing passengers of the 'Unicorn', Newfoundland, ca. 1851

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1851 Location: North Yarmouth; St. John Media: Oil on canvas

Online Exhibits

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Cape Elizabeth Shipwrecks

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


Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 4 of 4

In 1951 following a terrible accident at Scottow Hill, Dr. Haigis and several men, some of whom were fellow members of the Lions Club, raised funds…