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Item 7787

Bay of Naples Inn with steamboat in background

Contributed by: Naples Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Naples Media: Photographic print

Item 16558

Grindstone Inn, Winter Harbor, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Winter Harbor Historical Society Date: 1930 Location: Winter Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 10423

Hand bill advertising the Inn in Oakfield

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Oakfield; Oakfield; Oakfield Media: Printed hand bill

Tax Records

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Item 51042

130-132 Eastern Promenade, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harry H Pease Use: Summer Inn

Item 85120

Ray property, Natick Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clyde Ray Use: Summer Dwelling


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Student Exhibit: The Story of the Heywood Tavern

The story of the Heywood Tavern in Skowhegan.


Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Inns

Inns Louisburg Hotel, Bar Harbor, ca. 1900Item Contributed byJesup Memorial Library The list of Mount Desert Island inns is long and legendary.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

The summer tourists stayed in a boarding house/inn, named at various times Seaside House, Seaside Hotel, The Islesborough and Johnson-by-the-Sea.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Second Islesboro Inn, aerial view, ca. 1950Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical Society Ryder’s Cove and Hewes Point remained the island’s only…

My Maine Stories

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA


Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life