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Historical Items

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Item 28627

Meadow Pond, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Islesboro Media: Postcard

Item 24010

Long Pond, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1930 Location: Seal Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 12793

View of Pond, Colby College

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections Date: circa 1965 Location: Waterville Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 89174

Downes property, East End Avenue Near Ice Pond, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cynthia A. Downes Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 90753

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109659

Mr. Walter U. Gutmann Grading, Drainage, and Construction Layout Plan, Auburn, 1929-1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1929–1930 Location: Auburn; Auburn Client: Walter U. Gutmann Architect: Bremer W. Pond

Item 110443

Rosecliff Greenhouses, Mount Desert, 1994

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1994 Location: Mount Desert Client: unknown Architect: Roc Caivano Architects

Item 116283

Fitzgerald Block, Brighton, VT, 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1888 Location: Brighton Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and Albert Winslow Cobb Architects

Online Exhibits

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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.


Raising Fish

Mainers began propagating fish to stock ponds and lakes in the mid 19th century. The state got into the business in the latter part of the century, first concentrating on Atlantic salmon, then moving into raising other species for stocking rivers, lakes, and ponds.


Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond

… had to have at least four inches of ice on the pond before you could set up to start cutting.” The Moores cut ice on Cascade Pond, above the first…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond ~ A Family Affair

Cascade Pond - Vaughan HomesteadHubbard Free Library Once there was enough ice for the horses then you would cut holes and set up the loading…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Playing at the pond

The Quarry Pond has been used for swimming ever since. Three skaters at the Quarry Pond, Swans Island, 1949Item Contributed bySwan's Island…

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


A Loon's World
by Norma Salway

Loons on Songo Pond


The Point
by Norma K. Salway

In the summer, on the eastern shore of Songo, kids dove from a leaning tree