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Historical Items

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Item 84814

William Pitt Preble, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Great Cranberry Island Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: Cranberry Isles Media: Daguerreotype

Item 84880

William Pitt Preble, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Great Cranberry Island Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Cranberry Isles Media: Tintype

Item 82283

William Pitt Preble wallet, Great Cranberry Island, 1836

Contributed by: Great Cranberry Island Historical Society Date: 1836 Location: Cranberry Isles Media: Leather with ink inscription

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Online Exhibits

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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

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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.

Site Pages

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Missouri Compromise: A Moral Dilemma

… Compromise: A Moral Dilemma William P. Preble to William King regarding Missouri Compromise, Portland, 1820 Although delighted by the arrival…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - After the War: The First Victory for Separationists

… as the separationist delegation led by William Preble claimed an inaccuracy in the meaning of the term "majority." In response to Preble's faulty…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Final Vote

William King's brother Rufus, along with the Secretary of Treasury William Crawford, passed a revised Coasting Law through Congress, which turned the…

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars