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Keywords: Northeast boundary dispute

Historical Items

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Item 6642

Cartoon of Northeast Boundary dispute

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1842 Location: Fort Kent Media: Pen and ink on paper

Item 22489

Northern Maine boundary map, 1843

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1843 Media: Ink on paper, map

Item 6843

A map of the boundary line explored in 1817

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1817 Media: Ink and colored wash on paper


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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.


Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

Harsh climate, boundary disputes, and isolation from markets deepened the frontier experience of settlers in northern Maine .

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 1 of 2

… of the dispute with Great Britain over Maine’s northeast boundary. Complementing the image of the Daveis’s bust is a daguerreotype of the sculptor…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… of Common Blood: A History of Maine's Northeast Boundary Dispute with Great Britain, 1783-1842. Bowie: Heritage Books, Inc. 1992. Print.