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Historical Items

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Item 11575

Spanish prisoners, Kittery Navy Yard, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Kittery; Portsmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 14812

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad long yard in Presque Isle, c. 1975

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1975 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 18506

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad, Presque Isle, c. 1990

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.


Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.


South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Growing Up in Masardis - Page 2 of 4

… and friends would all play softball in the yard with everyone who would come to their house. As far as sports were concerned, there was only…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Additions and New Wing - 1824 to 1843

… and New Wing - 1824 to 1843 Prison Yard Window Shades, Thomaston, Maine c 1870Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Within four…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

Most of the pines measured about a yard across and one hundred feet high and grew so close to each other there was no room for limbs to sprout for…

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life


2020 Sheltering in Place Random Notes During COVID-19
by Phyllis Merriam, LCSW

Sheltering-in-Place personal experiences in mid-coast Maine (Rockland) during March and April 2020


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam