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Historical Items

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Item 15384

West Branch ponds, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Shawtown Twp. Media: Lantern slide

Item 28627

Meadow Pond, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Islesboro Media: Postcard

Item 27482

Walton Mills and Walton Pond, Farmington, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 89174

Downes property, East End Avenue Near Ice Pond, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cynthia A. Downes Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 90753

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109659

Mr. Walter U. Gutmann Grading, Drainage, and Construction Layout Plan, Auburn, 1929-1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1929–1930 Location: Auburn; Auburn Client: Walter U. Gutmann Architect: Bremer W. Pond

Item 110755

Pond Cove Schools Jr. High connection unit, Cape Elizabeth, 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1960 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: Town of Cape Elizabeth Architect: John Calvin Stevens II

Item 110423

Butler residence, Northeast Harbor, 1987-2014

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1987–2014 Location: Mount Desert; Mount Desert Client: Gilbert Butler Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates

Online Exhibits

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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.


Raising Fish

Mainers began propagating fish to stock ponds and lakes in the mid 19th century. The state got into the business in the latter part of the century, first concentrating on Atlantic salmon, then moving into raising other species for stocking rivers, lakes, and ponds.


Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond

… had to have at least four inches of ice on the pond before you could set up to start cutting.” The Moores cut ice on Cascade Pond, above the first…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond ~ A Family Affair

Cascade Pond - Vaughan HomesteadHubbard Free Library Once there was enough ice for the horses then you would cut holes and set up the loading…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Playing at the pond

The Quarry Pond has been used for swimming ever since. Three skaters at the Quarry Pond, Swans Island, 1949Item Contributed bySwan's Island…

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


A Loon's World
by Norma Salway

Loons on Songo Pond


The Point
by Norma K. Salway

In the summer, on the eastern shore of Songo, kids dove from a leaning tree