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Historical Items

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Item 15149

1912 Crane, photographed at Seal Cove Auto Museum, ca. 2005

Contributed by: Seal Cove Auto Museum Date: 1912 Location: Seal Cove Media: Metal and Rubber

Item 7345

Letter from Ambrose Crane about stolen slave, 1835

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1835 Location: Augusta; Hallowell; St. Marks Media: Ink on paper

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Item 72370

Baird's Quarry with crane, Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 82952

Crane property, S. Side Seeshore Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Marguerite H. Crane Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 57926

Assessor's Record, 40 High Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Crane Company Use: Land only

Item 76735

60-78 St. John Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Crane Company Use: Wholesale Plumbing Supply

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109193

Senter Crane Company preliminary sketches, Rockland, 1948

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1948 Location: Rockland Client: Senter Crane Company Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.


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.


The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Nature's Bounty - Raw Material, Close at Hand

"1895Hubbard Free Library Before derrick cranes and steam winches large pieces were extracted by means of "rising wedges," levers, block and tackle…"

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Presque Isle: The Star City - National Community Christmas Tree - 1959

"Crane on Christmas tree, Presque Isle, 1959Presque Isle Historical Society The giant crane, provided by Maine Public Service, is finally swung into…"

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

"and Canadian approaches, both rock-filled with crane-laid riprap. The Maine Highway Commission engineers arrived in late 1960, setting up offices in…"

My Maine Stories

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I work as a Journeyman Mechanic, or Millwright at Catalyst
by Linda Deane

Working on a paper machine and as a Millwright can be challenging as a woman and a Union Rep.


Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold

Documenting the signage at Portland Police Station following the BLM Protests of June 2020