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Historical Items

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Item 16419

Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford, 1944

Contributed by: Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse Date: 1944-03-01 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 16416

Wood Island Lighthouse dwelling house and barn, Biddeford, ca. 1859

Contributed by: Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse Date: circa 1859 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 13932

Mariner's Compass, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Media: Brass, glass, wood

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.

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Cape Elizabeth Shipwrecks

The rocky coastline of Cape Elizabeth has sent many vessels to their watery graves.

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The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Site Pages

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Penobscot Marine Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Friends of Wood Island Light

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

Early navigators petitioned for protection from the treacherous scarred precipice as they entered the tidal bore maelstrom of the Lubec Narrows.

My Maine Stories

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Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima