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Item 8709

Waldo Brown House, East Waterford, 1896

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1896 Location: East Waterford Media: Photographic print

Item 112088

Pejepscot Company Records, Volume 5, 1673–1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1673–1856 Location: Brunswick; Topsham Media: Ink on paper

Item 112092

Pejepscot Company Records, Volume 10, 1670-1840

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1670–1840 Location: Brunswick; Harpswell Media: Ink on paper

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.


Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.