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Mystery Corner Item

Item 104849

Two sailboats in a harbor, ca. 1935

Mystery Corner Item Do you know who these people are and where this was taken?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1935

Item 43217

Sailboat and Bangor's skyline, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Bangor Media: Glass Negative

Item 21170

International One Design Sailboats Racing off Northeast Harbor, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1945 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print


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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Bryant-Rockefeller

Eventually, the Rockefeller's marine possesions included several motor boats and sailboats.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

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

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Blue Hill, Maine - In Search of the Rustic Life

Some of the early sailboats were named the Thistle, the Troubadour, and the Indra. Rusticators often went on hikes and after dinner excursions.