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Item 108610

Life saving station, Popham Beach, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Phippsburg Media: Glass Plate Negative

Item 19236

John G. Dillingham to wife, September 28, 1865

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1865 Location: Freeport; Baltimore Media: Paper

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Item 11605

John Davison letter from Puerto Rico, 1844

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1844-02-01 Location: Augusta Media: Ink on paper

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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.


Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.


The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… byMaine Historical Society Shipbuilding Seafaring enterprises played a major role in Surry's economy during the nineteenth century.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - -Across the Sea- a history through transportation

… bySwan's Island Educational Society What is life like on a Maine island? What sort of person chooses to place six miles of water between…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Resources

Print. Thorndike, Virginia. Islanders Real Life on the Maine Islands . Downeast Pub., 2005. Print. Many thanks to our…