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Mystery Corner Item

Item 104874

Sailing vessel, ca. 1920

Mystery Corner Item Do you know what this is?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1920

Item 102350

Joseph Murray and friends on deck of the R.M.S. Scythia, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: Portland; Boston; Le Havre Media: Photographic print

Item 8871

Four-mast bark 'Roanoke' under sail

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: 1892 Media: Glass Negative


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Cape Elizabeth Shipwrecks

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


Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.


South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.

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Historic Hallowell - Seaport on the Kennebec

From early April to late November, ocean-going vessels sailed up the Kennebec, forty-six miles from the open Atlantic, bringing Pennsylvania flour…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Ship Captains

… other places on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. At the outbreak of the Civil War 1861, Agry retired.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Shipbuilding: An Important Early Industry

One of the largest Blue Hill vessels, the Ocean Ranger, was built in 1854. Blue Hill was an ideal location.