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Historical Items

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Item 101265

William Ellery on shipping fees, Newport, Rhode Island, 1789

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1789-08-29 Location: Newport Media: Ink on paper

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Item 9611

Ship's receipt, Antwerp, 1860.

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1860-04-03 Location: Antwerp Media: Ink on paper

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Item 18918

Theodore Barrell letter on shipping interests, 1783

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1783 Location: Boston; York Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 86872

Storage for Ship Supplies and Coal, Portland Pier, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier Use: Storage for Ship Supplies and Coal

Item 86130

Storage, Browns Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Ship Ceiling Use: Storage

Item 37235

23-31 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William J Foley Use: Office

Exhibits

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Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.

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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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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Ships

Ships 'Katherine May,' Hampden, 1919 Item 28033 infoHampden Historical Society

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Ships

Ships The schooner Victory, Hampden, ca. 1898 Item 28115 infoHampden Historical Society

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

Every time they got a new shipping material(another item) the captain would write it all down in his captains log which contains the item, how much…

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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The Joys of Kayaking - Pam's Story
by Pam Ferris-Olson

Pam has kayaked in many special places but her fondest memories are being made on Casco Bay

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The tradition of lobstering
by Sadie Samuels

I learned to fish from my Dad and will lobster the rest of my life