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Historical Items

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Item 31507

Pine Point Boatyard, Scarborough, 1928

Contributed by: Bruce Thurlow through Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1928 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 31103

Fire at Marblehead Boatyard, Biddeford, 1965

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1965-05-04 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 14088

Barbour Boat Yard in Brewer

Contributed by: Brewer Public Library Date: circa 1902 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?


Lincoln County through the Eastern Eye

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.


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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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Depression, War, and Fire

Three boatyards on the island built vessels for the war. The largest producer was the Hinckley Company, which built 535, about 40 percent of all…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1940 to Present Day

… and many who continue to arrive for work in the boatyards, lime industry or to simply retire, just as many did so many years ago.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Shipbuilding: An Important Early Industry

… to building these new boats at that time, but today the Blue Hill Peninsula still has several boatyards, so in some ways the tradition continues.