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Historical Items

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Item 105897

Passenger boat landing, Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Boothbay Media: Glass Plate Negative

Item 83294

Steamboat 'Merryconeag'

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 98687

Passenger Steamer Islander II leaving Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Boothbay Harbor; East Boothbay; Bath; Augusta Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.


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.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - IV. Transitions and troubles: Private enterprise shoulders an island’s needs

The Seawind carried passengers and freight, and the Quarry Wharf became a social center at landing time when islanders gathered to exchange news and…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

Passenger service was reinstituted recently with the advent of Amtrak’s Downeaster service between Boston and Portland.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

By the 1870s, sixty-five trains a day transported passengers and freight in and out of Portland and through Scarborough.

My Maine Stories

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An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021