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Historical Items

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Item 26671

Carrying Place Cove, Life Saving Station, Lubec, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Lubec Memorial Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Lubec Media: Image on postcard

Item 26676

Crew of Life Saving Station, Carrying Place Cove, Lubec, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Lubec Memorial Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 80737

Coast Guard Life Saving Station, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1917

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1917 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Cape Elizabeth Shipwrecks

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


CODE RED: Climate, Justice & Natural History Collections

Explore topics around climate change by reuniting collections from one of the nation’s earliest natural history museums, the Portland Society of Natural History. The exhibition focuses on how museums collect, and the role of humans in creating changes in society, climate, and biodiversity.


Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Shipbuilding: An Important Early Industry

Folks near Galway rescued him. He sent a report back to the ship owners and was given passage back to the States by the Irish government.

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

While hanging on to the trestle waiting to be rescued, he watched the dory dock at the Lubec boat landing and unload most of the workers.

My Maine Stories

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Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.