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Historical Items

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Item 27637

Freight List, Steamer Cumberland, Lubec, 1893

Contributed by: Lubec Memorial Library Date: 1893-08-31 Location: Lubec Media: Ink on paper

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Item 60326

Cargo truck accident, Strong, October 2, 1915

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: 1915-10-02 Location: Strong; Turner Media: Glass Negative

Item 14140

Crew list, Brig Argo, Bath, 1804

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: 1804-12-03 Location: Bath Media: Paper

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Online Exhibits

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South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.

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Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.

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The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

shipped in and out of Hallowell and where was the cargo shipped to? The products shipped were: granite, wood ashes, lumber, sheep, chickens, and…

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Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

She stranded on Ocracoke, North Carolina, in 1913, and was lost. Schooners were used to carrying cargo in a lot of different environments from ocean…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 2 of 2

Part of the ship’s cargo had been bolts of heavy, double-faced woolen cloth, which were salvaged by area residents.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Seawolf Outhouse Robbery
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.

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Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.