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Historical Items

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Item 16383

The Steam Ship Horatio Hall, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1905 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 9349

Steam Yacht, Boothbay Harbor

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1917 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photo negative

Item 34554

View of the City of Bangor, 1837

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: 1837 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


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.


Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

Cliff was a schooner that had competition from steam-powered freighters during the Great Depression. In 1941, the "Zebedee E. Cliff" and the "Maude M.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Baird's Quarry history

… huge derricks, and boiler houses to run the steam drills sprang up on the hill. Quarry rails from the quarry dock to the quarry, Swan's…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

Over sixty years of steam service, two captains and three ships: the Vinalhaven, Governor Bodwell, and the North Haven, served the needs of Swan’s…

My Maine Stories

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A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference