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Historical Items

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Item 105907

Dresden ferry ca. 1915

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Dresden Media: Glass Plate Negative

Item 27027

Ferry Schedule, Islesboro, 1961

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: 1961 Location: Islesboro Media: Ink on paper

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Item 28568

Ferdinando Gorges ferry by moonlight, Bath, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1916 Location: Bath; Bath Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 85351

Island Ferry Company property, 1 Welch Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Island Ferry Company Use: Waiting Room

Item 85354

Island Ferry Company property, 1 Welch Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Island Ferry Company Use: Freight Room

Item 36809

74-76 Chestnut Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles A Ferris Use: Dwelling - Four Family

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 116480

People's Methodist Church, South Portland, 1944-1947

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1944–1947 Location: South Portland Client: People's Methodist Church Architect: John Howard Stevens and John Calvin Stevens II Architects

Online Exhibits

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


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.


Sagadahoc County through the Eastern Eye

The Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast, Maine. employed photographers who traveled by company vehicle through New England each summer, taking pictures of towns and cities, vacation spots and tourist attractions, working waterfronts and local industries, and other subjects postcard recipients might enjoy. The cards were printed by the millions in Belfast into the 1940s.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - V. Changing times: the Swan’s Island Ferry

"Silsby was the first ferry to serve Swan’s Island, welcomed with a festive inaugural ceremony in July of 1960."

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Lincoln, Maine - Ferries

"The ferry could rock you off of it, but the bridge stays still. With the ferry, it takes you across the river and you have to wait turns, but with…"

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Blue Hill, Maine - Brooksville to Castine Ferry, 1907

"Brooksville to Castine Ferry, 1907 Contributed by Blue Hill Public Library Description A ferry boat that traveled from Brooksville to…"

My Maine Stories

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The Joys of Kayaking - Pam's Story
by Pam Ferris-Olson

Pam has kayaked in many special places but her fondest memories are being made on Casco Bay


The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.