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Item 28565

Old Coast Guard Station, Lubec, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1922 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 23273

United States Life-Saving Service men at drill, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 46242

View from Coast Guard Station, Lubec, 1917

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1917 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard


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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.


World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's Journal

… children might profit from the information and guard against making the mistakes others had made.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

Local police offers guarded Lindbergh's plane, "Spirit of St. Louis", in which he made his historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean only two months…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

Once again, immigration into the United States increased rapidly and drove up the demand for lumber.

My Maine Stories

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima