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Historical Items

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Item 18526

Sailor, family dog, Wood Island Lighthouse, ca. 1903

Contributed by: Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse Date: circa 1903 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 104893

Sarah Tibbetts to John Tibbetts with family news, Westport Island, 1894

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1894 Location: Westport Island; Boothbay; Cambridge Media: Ink on paper

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Item 36381

Jacob Clark Pike family, Lubec, 1917

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1917 Location: Lubec Media: Photograph on card

Online Exhibits

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.


The Washburns of Livermore

Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.


MY ISLAND HOME: Verlie Colby Greenleaf of Westport Island

Verlie Greenleaf (1891-1992) bore witness to over a century of Westport Island's history. Many changes occurred during Verlie's 100-year life. Verlie Greenleaf donated photographs, personal notes, and sat for an interview in 1987, all part of the Westport Island History Committee's collection. Her words frame this exhibition, providing a first-person account of her life.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

… and iron framework was transported across the sea and up the tower. Assembled in place in 1857, the latest lamp using “modern” proprietary fuel oil…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Landeen Family History

… came by boat and she celebrated her birthday at sea. When she came to New Sweden it was her and her uncle. Later her mom joined them.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - I. Headwaters of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea

… of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea Wabanaki beaded purse, ca. 1870Hudson Museum, Univ.

My Maine Stories

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A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down


What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.