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Historical Items

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Item 27014

Bay View House Booklet, Islesboro, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Islesboro Media: Ink on paper

Item 9350

Married Men's Race, Squirrel Island, 1910

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: 1910-08-27 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print

Item 27113

Bay View Hotel, Islesboro, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Islesboro Media: Postcard


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Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.


Summer's Favorite Game

Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.


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."

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street

… Middle School student Walking Tour of Historic Summer Street No neighborhood is more reminiscent of Hampden’s 19th century past than that of Summer

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

The Dark Harbor summer residents enjoyed the pleasures of the Tarratine Club, offering golf in the 1890s, yachting in the 1920s and tennis in the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - I. Headwaters of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea

… its waters, canoeing to the headwaters each summer, and living in villages farther up river each winter.

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars