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Historical Items

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Item 8976

Temporary dam across back channel, Skowhegan, 1902

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1902 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 9068

South Channel, looking north, Skowhegan, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1865 Location: Skowhegan Media: Stereograph

Item 8155

Looking from Island, toward Alder Street, Skowhegan, 1901

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1901-12-16 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


The Washburns of Livermore

Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.


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.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Shipbuilders - 1780s

Gentle slopes led down to the deep and sheltered channels on tidal waterways. Timbers could be laid down on the shores for ships and then easily…

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Lincoln, Maine - Mills & Paper Industry - Page 1 of 2

… Full Steam Ahead." Maine News, Weather, Sports Channel 6 NBC Portland | | Portland, ME. Web. 6 Apr. 2010.

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Lubec, Maine - S.S. Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec but Met Tragic End

… been landed the Cumberland staggered across the channel to the Atlantic Works, where she will be repaired.

My Maine Stories

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by Leslie

Having only moved to Maine alone 8 months prior, had to freeze my life


My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.