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Historical Items

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Item 102276

Young men wanted for U.S. Navy World War I poster, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Media: Ink on board

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Item 11601

U.S.S. Brooklyn and crew, Kittery Navy Yard, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Kittery; Portsmouth; Kittery; Portsmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 11600

U.S.S. Brooklyn, Kittery Navy Yard, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Kittery; Portsmouth Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110183

US Naval Receiving Station additions and alterations, Portland, 1940-1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1940–1944 Location: Portland Client: Public Works Office Architect: United States Navy Bureau of Yards and Docks

Online Exhibits

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

Exhibit

Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - U.S. Flagship Hartford

U.S. Flagship Hartford A recreation of a possible piece of correspondence of a shipman: Gunboat Kennebec Off Thomaston Maine April 23,1862 Dear…

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Lincoln, Maine - Gary Gordon

In 1996, the U.S. Navy named a Roll-on/Roll-off cargo ship U.S.N.S. Gordon in honor of Gary Gordon. He received many awards after he died, but the…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1940-1950 - Page 2 of 3

… the original 'little black' cocktail dress by major U.S. designer Nettie Rosenstein featured a huge flat black bow with tails from waist to hem.

My Maine Stories

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Story

How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

Story

Moving from Washington to Maine with the Navy
by Tom Jarvis

Maine's forests, mill history, and volunteer work keep me here

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII