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Historical Items

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Item 30830

Mohican House, Lake George, Skowhegan, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1920 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 17427

Goodridge, Sebago Lake Station, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Naples Media: Postcard

Item 26420

Portage Lake, Portage, 1895

Contributed by: Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Date: 1895 Location: Portage; Chicago Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 37310

158 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: James H McDonald Use: Store & Storage

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109137

Eagle Lake Lumber Mills Wood Plant, Eagle Lake, 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1950 Location: Eagle Lake Client: Eagle Lake Lumber Mills Inc. Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109859

School Building at Portage Lake, Portage Lake, 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1903 Location: Portage Lake Client: unknown Architect: Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Item 109873

Alterations and Additions to the Rangeley Free Baptist Church, Rangeley, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Rangeley Client: unknown Architect: Harry S. Coombs

Online Exhibits

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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


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.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Porter Lake

The different fish in Porter Lake are the landlocked salmon and lake trout, brook trout, rainbow smelt, smallmouth bass, white perch, yellow perch…

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 2 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy The fifth graders observations “One day in 1936 school children went to spend the end of the year by going on a boat at…

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 1 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy Miriam Kelley as a young woman X Images from the family of Miriam Kelley Doherty Research and text by Seth Doherty…

My Maine Stories

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Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.


A Splash of Water
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

Reminisce of a lifetime on Little Sebago Lake


Water is Music
by P Leone

Throughout her life water has played an important part