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Historical Items

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Item 8862

Five-mast steel schooner KINEO under sail, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: circa 1910 Media: Photographic print

Item 8864

Steel four-mast bark 'Dirigo,' Bath, 1894

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: 1894 Location: Bath Media: Glass Negative

Item 27867

President Harrison, Bath, 1889

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: 1889 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.


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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Industrial Recources

"Ship's Caulking Tool KitDavistown Museum Early shipbuilding in Hallowell was quite different from modern shipbuilding today because of the tools…"

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Population Decline in Maine's Coastal Counties

"… not have the coal and iron needed to produce the steel for the ships and engines, and Bath emerged as the only Maine shipbuilding center to…"

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Blue Hill, Maine - The Musical Culture of Blue Hill

"In 1973, Carl Chase heard a steel band play while he was visiting the Caribbean. He loved the sound and brought steel drums (also known as pans) up…"

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


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey