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Historical Items

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Item 61852

Hauling hay, Swan's Island, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 61869

Walter Joyce with lobster, Swan's Island, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 61867

Beatrice Stockbridge, Swan's Island, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 82590

Swan property, N. Side Park Avenue, Central Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Gertrude P. Swan Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

Old buildings Ponciana Hotel, Swan's Island, 1908 Item 73416 infoSwan's Island Educational Society View of the Ponciana Hotel in Atlantic…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Extra quarry pictures Baird's Quarry, Swan's Island, ca. 1900 Item 72366 infoSwan's Island Educational Society View of Baird's Quarry…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

1900 Item 72364 infoSwan's Island Educational Society A section of the Quarry Wharf with a dragger nearby, Baird's Quarry, Minturn, Swan's Island.

My Maine Stories

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Why I came to Maine and what's kept me here
by Kate Webber

I came to Maine for college but then got involved in contradance and museums.