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Keywords: docks

Historical Items

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Item 18958

Docks at Bar Harbor, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 27760

Coal docks, Factory Island, Biddeford, ca. 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1912 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 109086

Pier, Stockton Springs, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Stockton Springs Media: Glass Plate Negative

Tax Records

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Item 86816

Assessor's Record, 206 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Elizabeth W. Thomas Estate Use: Dock only

Item 37231

Assessor's Record, 14 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Grand Trunk R.R. Use: Dock only

Item 53271

Assessor's Record, 48-68 Fore Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Grand Trunk Railroad Co. Use: Dock only

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110183

US Naval Receiving Station additions and alterations, Portland, 1940-1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1940–1944 Location: Portland Client: Public Works Office Architect: United States Navy Bureau of Yards and Docks

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Exhibit

From Sewers to Skylines: William S. Edwards's 1887 Photo Album

William S. Edwards (1830-1918) was a civil engineer who worked for the City of Portland from 1876-1906. Serving as First Assistant to Chief Engineer William A. Goodwin, then to Commissioner George N. Fernald, Edwards was a fixture in City Hall for 30 consecutive years, proving indispensable throughout the terms of 15 Mayors of Portland, including all six of those held by James Phineas Baxter. Edwards made significant contributions to Portland, was an outstanding mapmaker and planner, and his works continue to benefit historians.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Waterfront - Page 2 of 2

"… a closer look! Check out the kids fishing on the dock!Hubbard Free Library The wharf that was on the Kennebec is like a dock where ships could…"

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Transportation

"Once the ship was at the dock, the cotton was brought up to the mill by horse and wagon. When the cotton was shipped out, they were brought to other…"

Site Page

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

"… $3,000 a year over a ten year period.” The ferry docks on Islesboro and in Lincolnville were maintained by the State of Maine."

My Maine Stories

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Story

Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.

Story

Swimming with Jellyfish
by Cathy. L

At the age of 19 Cathy attended an Audubon Camp at Hog Island.

Story

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