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Historical Items

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Item 12208

Fishing Trawler Sea Bird, Portland Company, 1919

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1919 Location: South Portland; Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 17953

Sealift/China Sea (AOT-170) at Searsport, c. 1990

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Location: Searsport Media: Photographic print

Item 33959

Capt. Daniel Clough's Sea Box, Blue Hill, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Cordell Snow through Blue Hill Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Location: Blue Hill Media: Wood, metal

Tax Records

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Item 37453

Assessor's Record, 2-40 West Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Gas Light Co. Use: Sea Wall

Item 85153

Woodbury property, W. Side Merriam, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Sarah B. Woodbury Use: Summer Dwelling

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111883

B.S.A. cottage, Chebeague Island, 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1936 Location: Chebeague Island Client: Council B.S.A. Architect: John Calvin Stevens II

Item 116315

House by the sea, 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1914 Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 111650

House by the Sea schematics, Great Diamond Island, 1997

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1997 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: Carol A. Wilson

Online Exhibits

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Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.


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.


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.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - I. Headwaters of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea

… of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea Wabanaki beaded purse, ca. 1870Hudson Museum, Univ.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Architecture

… to withstand harsh elements, both on land and on sea. Their survival depended on it. Due to their solid construction, approximately 400 original…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Sources

… Packard, Aubigne Lermond The Town that Went to Sea Courier Gazette, Inc. Printer 1987 for THS Thomaston Historical Society Tall Ships, White…

My Maine Stories

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A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

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


Water is Music
by P Leone

Throughout her life water has played an important part


What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Monochromatic Oceanscape

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of the creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine, real and imagined. Students will be able to describe the creatures they learn about, first learning simple art skills, and then combining these simple skills to make an Oceanscape picture that is complex.