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Historical Items

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Item 80446

South Bay, Lubec, ca. 1954

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1954 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 36781

South Bay, Lubec, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 82116

South Portland Submarine Line 1922

Contributed by: Portland Water District Date: 1922 Location: Portland; South Portland Media: Photographic print


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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.


Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.


Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Patten's Bay, Patten's Pond and Patten's Pond Stream were named after him. In Samuel Wasson's Journal of East Surry, he attributes Jonathan Flye, an…

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Surry by the Bay - Early Twentieth Century

… the code name Esther 74, was erected at Morgan's Bay. Surry volunteers maintained all night vigils in search of German boats and submarines.

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

… was born November 17, 1841 and grew up on Morgan Bay Road in Surry, Maine. She was the only daughter of Benjamin and Jemima Lord and the youngest…

My Maine Stories

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August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life


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