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Historical Items

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Item 55113

Hills Beach, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Item 14454

Bucksport women, Alamoosook Lake, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Bucksport Media: Photographic print

Item 18519

Coastal view, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Cyanotype

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

MY ISLAND HOME: Verlie Colby Greenleaf of Westport Island

Verlie Greenleaf (1891-1992) bore witness to over a century of Westport Island's history. Many changes occurred during Verlie's 100-year life. Verlie Greenleaf donated photographs, personal notes, and sat for an interview in 1987, all part of the Westport Island History Committee's collection. Her words frame this exhibition, providing a first-person account of her life.

Exhibit

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

Boats of all sizes and types, from rowboats and small sailboats, to fishing boats were used for this purpose.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… and outboard motor boats have replaced the rowboats once used to reach the flats across the river.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

If one of the men needed a rowboat to go to his home at Morgan's Bay or East Blue Hill over a weekend, he was charged fifty cents for the same.