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Historical Items

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Item 7642

Portland ferry, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Photoprint

Item 20555

Merchant ship from the Skolfield fleet, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1860 Location: Brunswick; Harpswell Media: Photographic print

Item 6152

Clipper ship the "Portland," ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: Portland Media: Oil on canvas

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 116478

Maine Maritime Academy additions, Castine, 1927-1948

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927–1948 Location: Castine Client: Maine Maritime Academy Architect: John Howard Stevens and John Calvin Stevens II Architects

Online Exhibits

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Lincoln County through the Eastern Eye

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.


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?


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.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… the passions of seven individuals who formed the Marine Research Society of Bath in 1962. In 1975, the name of the organization was officially…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 2 of 3

… in the center was built for the Maine Fire and Marine Insurance Company in 1803-04 from plans by Alexander Parris.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

Merchant Sail. Center Lovell, Me.: Fairburn Marine Educational Foundation, 1955. (S) Flagg, James Montgomery. Roses and buckshot. New York: G.P.