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Historical Items

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Item 31336

Corporate firefighting vehicle, Lubec, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 67324

Navy firefighting school, Newport, R.I., ca. 1943

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: circa 1943 Location: Newport Media: Photographic print

Item 19082

Firefighting demonstration, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: circa 1930 Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.


Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Volunteer Firefighters and their Fire Clothes

Volunteer Firefighters and their Fire Clothes The firemen clothing now is different than it was in the 1880’s, for firemen wore black pants, a black…

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Millinocket Fire Department

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Historic Hallowell - The Hallowell Union Fire Club

After horrible fires were fought, firefighters and local citizens would get together and use music in a parade going up and down the streets to…

My Maine Stories

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Nemo's Nightmare of World War I
by Mike and Bryan Luciano

Franklyn J. "Nemo" Burbank of Livermore Falls was our ancestor who fought in World War I.


Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy


We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War