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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 104787

Ruth Nichols, Clarence Chamberlain, and unidentified pilot, ca. 1935

Mystery Corner Item Do you know where this was taken and who the middle person is?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1935 Media: Glass Negative

Item 13525

RCAF pilot with crew and Hurricane, ca. 1942

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1942 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 101

Biplane and pilot, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Glass Negative

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109257

Pilot's Grill drawings, Bangor, 1945-1957

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1945–1957 Location: Bangor Client: Pilot's Grill Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 111130

Tool shed for John Calvin Stevens, Cape Elizabeth, 1978

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1978-05-31 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: John Calvin Stevens, II Architect: John Calvin Stevens, II

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

Exhibit

A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.

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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Life on a Tidal River - Pilots Grill, Bangor, 1940

Sitting on eight acres of land, Pilots Grill became a Bangor institution. In November, 2002, Bill Zoidis reported that the Pilots Grill would be…

Site Page

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Original Mount Desert Island Pilot Project (2006)

Original Mount Desert Island Pilot Project (2006) This project began as part of the pilot phase of what would become the Maine Community Heritage…

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Life on a Tidal River - The Flying Torah

Having flown more than 50,000 miles during his career as a pilot, as well as being a flying circuit chaplain, he also somehow found the time to…

My Maine Stories

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Story

The Pilots Grill, Bangor
by Rodney Duplisea

Memories of the Pilots Grill in Bangor

Story

Seawolf Outhouse Robbery
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.

Story

We Are An Ordinary Family
by Catherine

Maine's abolitionists offer an answer to my questions about my family's experiences.