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Historical Items

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Item 10667

Wreck of the schooner Empress, Kennebunkport, 1891

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

Item 27865

Charter Contract, Schooner Platina, 1845

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1845-05-02 Location: New York; Antwerp Media: Ink on paper

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Item 33739

Three-masted vessel being towed down Saco River by tug "Joseph W. Baker," ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Photographic print

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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The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 2 of 2

Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks Wreck of the Sagamore, Scarborough, 1934Item Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum…

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Maine Maritime Museum

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… Scarborough men fished off shore on commercial vessels at the Banks or in recent years, aboard draggers, trawlers or gill-netting vessels, most…

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.