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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

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Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

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."


Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

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 Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.


Steamboats "Rebecca" and "Fairy of the Lake," Moosehead Lake, ca. 1890

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.

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Steamer "Bangor," 1847

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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Della Collins, Eastern Steamship Company Wharf, Kennebec River, Hallowell, ca. 1890

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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Eastport Ferry at Dock, Lubec, 1910

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…