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Historical Items

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Item 31057

Fishing Party Poster, Scarborough, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1945 Location: Scarborough Media: Ink on paper

Mystery Corner Item

Item 101520

Fishing party, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Mystery Corner Item Who were these fishing enthusiasts?

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Glass Negative

Item 31509

Miss Pine Point, Scarborough, 1938

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1938 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.


Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Fish weir, Ball Hill Cove, Hampden, ca. 1832

"Fish weir, Ball Hill Cove, Hampden, ca. 1832 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description When John Martin…"

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

"As a second job, some lobstermen operated fishing party boats summer afternoons, taking groups to catch mackerel, pollack, flounder, cod and haddock…"

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

"… from British forces, who eventually granted the party “free passage.” This was to be the first official (recorded) total eclipse in American…"