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Historical Items

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Item 5886

John W. G. Dunn cooking fish, 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1904 Media: Photographic print

Item 24026

Mount Desert Rock Light, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1930 Media: Postcard

Item 24975

Lighthouse on Mount Desert Rock, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1930 Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

… to turn quickly, were very seaworthy, and managed rough seas very well. The engine was usually a gasoline car engine.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 2 of 2

It was not a strong wind or even a rough sea. Some men of Pine Point, including Harold, would haul their traps by starting at Prouts Neck and…

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Historic Hallowell - Ship Parts

… “technology” they had back then, it would have taken between seven to eleven years to be “water ready,” able to float and move in rough waters.

My Maine Stories

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Ode To Wuhan
by Darlene Reardon

COVID-19 poem

Story

The Point
by Norma K. Salway

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

Story

30 years of business in Maine
by Raj & Bina Sharma

30 years of business, raising a family, & showcasing our culture in Maine