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Historical Items

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Item 97126

Passengers and game awaiting train, Norcross Station, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust Date: circa 1905 Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 3 Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 21555

Harry M. Jones and passengers, 1930

Mystery Corner Item Do you know the women with Harry Jones?

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: 1930 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 30999

Passengers boarding trolley at Five Points, Biddeford, ca. 1900

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110031

Electric Passenger elevator for Children's Hospital, Portland, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

Exhibit

A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Lubec, Maine - S.S. Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec but Met Tragic End

"News reports put the death toll between 183 and 200; the only copy of the passenger list went down with the ship. There were only 17 survivors."

Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad

"That year the Bangor and Aroostook hauled 195,000 passengers. In 1920, business peaked when the railroad carried 684,000 passengers."

Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Bus Service, Presque Isle, 1957

"… Aroostook Railroad started cutting back on rail passenger service in Northern Maine. On November 25, 1957, four busses replaced two trains (No."

My Maine Stories

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Story

A Splash of Water
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

Reminisce of a lifetime on Little Sebago Lake

Story

John Coyne from Waterville Enlists as a Railroad Man in WWI
by Mary D. Coyne

Description of conditions railroad men endured and family background on John Coyne.

Story

A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.