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Item 5264

Seamen's Bethel Church, Portland, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 103685

John H. Purrington, Topsham, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: Topsham Media: Daguerreotype

Item 5725

Depositions after the shipwreck of the 'Bohemian', 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864-02-22 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Paper

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Online Exhibits

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A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Blizzard Poems

… plow’s success died down difficult transportation troubled vehicles Deaths 56 seamen, 5 others on the Turnpike, and 2 lobstermen By Emma Wilson

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: Rustic to Rusticators

… often multi-talented families, and were not only seamen, but farmers and lumbermen as well. In 1789, the Town of Mt.

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Historic Hallowell - Blizzards in Hallowell

… was sixty-three: two lobstermen, fifty-six other seamen, and five deaths on the Turnpike. Overall, this storm had many effects in Hallowell and all…