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Keywords: Somes Pond

Historical Items

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Item 67361

Virginia Somes Sanderson, Sheep Island, Somesville Harbor, 1949

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1949 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 34188

Draining the pond, Hallowell, ca. 1932

Contributed by: Emma Clark Weeks through Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1932 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 78684

Lumber Mill at the Mill Pond, Somesville, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 116307

Fitzgerald house, Brighton, VT, 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1888 Location: Brighton Client: George H. Fitzgerald Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Here members of the Class of 1918, as freshmen, enjoyed a day away. Some of those present include: Claudia Johnson, Ethel Whiting, Carolyn Winslow…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Village School 1905

Here members of the Class of 1918, as freshmen, enjoyed a day away. Some of those present include: Claudia Johnson, Ethel Whiting, Carolyn Winslow…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining the quarry

When the pond was drained in 2003, many treasures were found: old tools, items lost over the years by swimmers, even eels.

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

Story

Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.