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Historical Items

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Item 8856

Sailing vessel OLYMPIC, Bath, 1892

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: 1892 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 9496

Tall Ships Moored at Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1920s

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1925 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 51426

Ships in Saco River, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Ship Parts

Sails were made by long, thin strips of cloth that were woven together by hand (until the invention of the sewing machine.) Anchors were commonly…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Ship Captains

For more that forty years, Agry sailed from Boston to England, France, and Mediterranean ports.  Agry’s wife accompanied him on many of his voyages…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Baird's Quarry history

… Ringbolt Ledge, till they could safely get their sails up and maneuver out of the harbor. Moving granite from the quarry to the dock, Swan's…

My Maine Stories

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.