Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 232
Quarter-scale model canoe, ca. 1997
Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1906 Location: Atkinson Media: Wood
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Houlton Media: Wood
Canoe Club float, Brunswick, 1889
Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: 1889 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print
Tax RecordsView All Showing 2 of 4
316-328 Westbrook Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Stroudwater Canoe Company Use: Storage for canoes
Assessor's Record, 316-328 Westbrook Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Stroudwater Canoe Company Use: Store and Restroom
1929-2013 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company Use: Canoe House & Office
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 17
Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.
After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.
John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman
John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 35
John Martin: Expert Observer - Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865
Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description In the evening…
Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years
Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years Text by Kate Webber Images from the Swan's Island Historical Society Carrying Place X…
Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items
Online Items Canoe ride on Porter Lake, Strong, ca. 1940 Item 62862 infoStrong Historical Society Hervey B.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 8
Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick
A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman
The story behind David Moses Bridges' basket
by Patricia Ayala Rocabado
The story behind David Moses Bridges' (1962-2017) birch bark basket
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 2
Grade Level: 3-5
Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.
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.