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Historical Items

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Item 81553

Portland Water District Casco Street office, 1964

Contributed by: Portland Water District Date: circa 1964 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 28389

Laying water main, Lubec, 1941

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1941 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 33968

Water processing, Lubec, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 83641

45 Water Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Burnham and Morrill Company Use: Factory

Item 83646

45 Water Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Burnham and Morrill Company Use: Chicken Feed Manufactory

Item 83653

7 Water Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Burnham and Morrill Company Use: Fish House

Exhibits

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.

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High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

Thus each box was under water a month before its turn came to be examined. During that time the water, chemicals, and electricity had time to work…

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Portland Water District

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

Water Transportation Text by David Thibodeau Ship Compass, Islesboro, ca. 1940Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical Society SInce arriving…

My Maine Stories

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Water is Music
by P Leone

Throughout her life water has played an important part

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Hand carrying water in Marshfield
by Dorothy Gardner

Ways of getting water in rural Maine. From fetching water from a stream to having a well.

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A Splash of Water
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

Reminisce of a lifetime on Little Sebago Lake

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Wabanaki Studies: Stewarding Natural Resources

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce elementary-grade students to the concepts and importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Indigenous Knowledge (IK), taught and understood through oral history to generations of Wabanaki people. Students will engage in discussions about how humans can be stewards of the local ecosystem, and how non-Native Maine citizens can listen to, learn from, and amplify the voices of Wabanaki neighbors to assist in the future of a sustainable environment. Students will learn about Wabanaki artists, teachers, and leaders from the past and present to help contextualize the concepts and ideas in this lesson, and learn about how Wabanaki youth are carrying tradition forward into the future.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.