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Item 31020

English Sailors, Cumberland, ca. 1941

Contributed by: Phil Chase through Prince Memorial Library

Date: circa 1941

Location: Cumberland

Media: Photographic print

Item 31021

United States Sailors, Cumberland, 1941

Contributed by: Phil Chase through Prince Memorial Library

Date: 1941

Location: Cumberland

Media: Photographic print

Item 15754

Portland Soldiers and Sailors Monument Association stock certificate

Contributed by: South Portland Historical Society

Date: circa 1883

Location: Portland

Media: paper

Exhibits Showing 3 of 24 View All


John Monroe Dillingham, Freeport, ca. 1861

War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.


Captain Gordon poses with the 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945

Fallen Heroes: Maine's Jewish Sailors and Soldiers

Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.


Instructors building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

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Hallowell-built "Topaz," 1828

Historic Hallowell - Shipbuilders, Sailors and Whaling Men

Shipbuilders, Sailors and Whaling Men The Drews and the Pierces Among the first settlers to arrive in what is now Hallowell were shipbuilders from…

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U.S. Army discharge paper for Robert McArthur, 1865

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

as soldiers and sailors. The City Annual Report for 1865-66 states that over the course of the war Biddeford “furnished over 1,000 men, all…

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Schooner 'William Booth' on Saco River, ca. 1905

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

… this created opportunities for sea captains and sailors. In the 1849 Directory of Biddeford and Saco, there were listed 25 ship carpenters, 10 ship…

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In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments

by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs


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


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima