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.
Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.
III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII Fishing and shipbuilding led the state of Maine into its “Golden Economic Age” in the 1850s, as…