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Historical Items

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Item 34705

Cedar and sisal buoy, Scarborough, ca. 1953

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1953 Location: Scarborough Media: Wood, sisal

Item 12753

Label for Canned Fish Product

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Brooksville; Brooklin Media: Ink on paper

Item 12748

Canneries at Brooklin

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

Online Exhibits

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The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.


Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 3 of 4

… that the Scarborough Marsh will remain a highly productive ecosystem and wildlife habitat. Looking for Educator Resources for this exhibit?

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

… of the building and progress through different production stations (welding, wood, machine, and paint shops) and exit on the other side of the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 2 of 4

… agricultural clubs, a senior fair and drama production, public speaking contest, and a girl's club.

My Maine Stories

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Maine and the Atlantic World Slave Economy
by Seth Goldstein

How Maine's historic industries are tied to slavery