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Item 28568

Ferdinando Gorges ferry by moonlight, Bath, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1916 Location: Bath; Bath Media: Postcard

Item 27877

Loading Passenger Train on Ferry Boat, circa 1904

Contributed by: Private Collection through Patten Free Library Date: circa 1901 Location: Bath Media: Postcard

Item 27919

Train Ferry Hercules, Bath, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Private Collection through Patten Free Library Date: circa 1907 Location: Bath Media: Postcard


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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


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."


Fallen Heroes: Last of the Jewish WWII Veterans

Listen to recordings from the last of the World War II Jewish veterans.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad

… today at 30 Parsons Street and is currently the Ferris Oil Company office. Item Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society Item…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Northern Maine Fair Memories - Page 1 of 3

… and only ride that she would go on was the Ferris Wheel because the other rides were too fast and would make her sick.

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Life on a Tidal River - Four Famous Bangorians

He also owned a ferry business that went from Portland to South Portland until 1896. He was even in the silver and coal mining business in Maine.

My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.