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Historical Items

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Item 5569

Oak Point Camps, Portage Lake, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portage Media: Photographic print

Item 16583

Spencer Lake Camps booklet, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Hobbstown Twp. Media: Ink on paper

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Item 25795

Ball's Camps postcard, Grand Lake Stream, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Grand Lake Stream Media: Photograph on postcard

Online Exhibits

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Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.


Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.


Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

"Huge shell middens have been found along the shores where natives camped for hundreds of years. After their initial scare by Captain Church's men…"

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

"Nets supported the fishing industry, as they were needed for crab and lobster pots and other fishing endeavors."

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

"… their own property, built family cottages and “camps,” and the Ryder’s cove summer community began, with people travelling from as far away as…"

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.


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


Swimming with Jellyfish
by Cathy. L

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

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.