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Historical Items

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Item 19202

Steamers J.T. Morse and Sappho, Seal Harbor, ca. 1911

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1911 Location: Seal Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 71580

Steamer Emita, Peaks Island, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Peaks Island Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 22225

Steamers at Seal Harbor, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Mount Desert Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."


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.


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.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Steamer "Bangor," 1847

"Steamer "Bangor," 1847 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description In 1847, John Martin (1823-1904) was…"

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Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

"Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers Della Collins, Eastern Steamship Company Wharf, Kennebec River, Hallowell, ca."

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Lubec, Maine - S.S. Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec but Met Tragic End

"… “In a thick fog the Eastern Steamboat Company’s steamer Cumberland and the United Fruit Company’s steamer Admiral Farragut were in collision off…"