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Historical Items

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Item 10717

Titcomb shipyard, Kennebunk Landing, ca. 1850-60

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1850 Location: Kennebunk Media: Photographic print

Item 33475

Shipyard stamp, Co. Biddeford, ca. 1917

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Biddeford Media: Metal

Item 7859

Ordnance at Kittery Navy Shipyard, ca. 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1898 Location: Kittery; Portsmouth Media: Photoprint

Online Exhibits

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South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.

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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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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.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Shipyards

Shipyards The schooner Victory, Hampden, circa 1898Item Contributed byHampden Historical Society Text by Karyn Field The Penobscot River was…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Don Googins…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 2 of 2

Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks Wreck of the Sagamore, Scarborough, 1934Item Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum…

My Maine Stories

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Mike Remillard shares his in-depth knowledge of our community
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

You will learn a lot from Mike's fascination with many topics from church organs to submarines.

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The Start of Brewing in Maine
by Alan Pugsley

Master brewer Alan Pugsley talked about the beginning of brewing in Maine

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Sister Therese Bouthot:Life of service as a Good Shepherd sister
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

From humble beginnings to playing a leadership role in the service of others

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.