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Item 81355

Brig under construction, Somes Cove, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Mount Desert Island Media: Photographic print

Item 26659

Brig Daphne, Thomaston, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1980 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 48275

Brig "Ganza," ca. 1833

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1833 Location: Saco Media: Watercolor, pen, ink, pencil

Online Exhibits

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Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.


Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.


George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 6, pages 97-113

… and personalities include: Irish immigrants Brig. Gen. Plaisted Col. Israel B. Norcross Capt. John B. Nickels Co.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - After the War: The First Victory for Separationists

Brig Enterprise and the British Brig Boxer off of Monhegan Island. The separation movement stood at a standstill during the War of 1812, as…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Shipping

Rogers and weighing 110 tons; the brig Quantibacook (named for a lake in Searsmont, Maine), built in 1804 by Howland and Asa Rogers and weighing 140…