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Historical Items

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Item 16418

Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford, 1975

Contributed by: Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse Date: 1975-04-04 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 16422

Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford ca. 1890

Contributed by: Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse Date: circa 1890 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Item 16421

Thomas Henry Orcutt, Wood Island Lighthouse, ca. 1896

Contributed by: Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse Date: circa 1896 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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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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Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - A Short History Of Performing Arts On Mount Desert Island

In this exhibit we highlight some major focal points in Performing Arts History on the Island with examples from Early Performances on MDI during the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Movies Come To The Island

Unlike the naked pine-and-paint stage set look of the Star, the Criterion boasted a luxurious art deco design, rich with velvet drapery, silk panels…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Big Thunder

Off stage, he was a hunter, guide, medicine man, and tribal leader. Clever in the marketplace, he boosted sales of Wabanaki relics and crafts by…

My Maine Stories

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II