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Historical Items

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Item 16414

Aerobeacon at Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford, c. 1980

Contributed by: Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse Date: circa 1980 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 16422

Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford ca. 1890

Contributed by: Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse Date: circa 1890 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Item 13549

Lens for Portland Head Light

Contributed by: Museum at Portland Head Date: circa 1900 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Glass and brass

Tax Records

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Item 33228

Assessor's Record, 21-23 Beacon, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Addie P Shaw Use: Garage

Item 33108

123 Beacon Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Woodford Congregational Parish Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 32546

21-23 Beacon Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Addie P Shaw Style: National Folk Use: Dwelling - Two family


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Cape Elizabeth Shipwrecks

The rocky coastline of Cape Elizabeth has sent many vessels to their watery graves.


Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Welcome to the town of Blue Hill!

… head of the bay” a misty mountain stands as a beacon for travelers from land and sea. Blue Hill – named by early explorers – has served as a…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Building Boom, early 19th century

… century Ship Samuel Watts, Rounding the Beacon, Thomaston, Maine 1970Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society With the arrival of…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 4 of 4

Ware, Moses Weld. Beacon Light in the History of Prouts Neck. Prouts Neck, ME: Prouts Neck Association, n.d. Woodard, Colin.

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars