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Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library
Date: circa 1911
Location: Seal Harbor
Contributed by: Boston Public Library
Date: circa 1938
Location: Peaks Island
Media: Linen texture postcard
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."
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.
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 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description In 1847, John Martin (1823-1904) was…
Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers Della Collins, Eastern Steamship Company Wharf, Kennebec River, Hallowell, ca.
… “In a thick fog the Eastern Steamboat Company’s steamer Cumberland and the United Fruit Company’s steamer Admiral Farragut were in collision off…