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Historical Items

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Item 10360

E. Swasey & Company molasses jug, Portland, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Portland Media: Clay

Item 105039

Molly Molasses, Bangor, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 105126

Camp Molly Hall, Westport Island, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1908 Location: Westport Island; Wiscasset; Edgecomb Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.

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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.

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MY ISLAND HOME: Verlie Colby Greenleaf of Westport Island

Verlie Greenleaf (1891-1992) bore witness to over a century of Westport Island's history. Many changes occurred during Verlie's 100-year life. Verlie Greenleaf donated photographs, personal notes, and sat for an interview in 1987, all part of the Westport Island History Committee's collection. Her words frame this exhibition, providing a first-person account of her life.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

… were product such as cloth, wine, sugar loaves, molasses, rum, shoes, tools, different types of food that they did not already have, and sometimes…

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Life on a Tidal River - The War Effort

Molasses is used to make industrial alcohol which is needed to make explosives. Explosives are needed to sink the Axis!" Protecting Our Community…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Early Settlement

Crosby and his son, John, traded in sugar, molasses, and lumber with the West Indies. In 1806 he became the first president of the Penobscot Bank in…

My Maine Stories

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Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

Keeping the spirit and memories of our ancestors alive through fashion and creativity

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Maine and the Atlantic World Slave Economy
by Seth Goldstein

How Maine's historic industries are tied to slavery

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Mincemeat Recipe
by Marian Fowler

A recipe for mincemeat, along with the recipe's history.