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Historical Items

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Item 14585

Mastshave, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1850 Location: Buffalo Media: Cast steel, wood

Item 14587

Water pod auger, ca. 1750

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1750 Media: Metal

Item 14581

Shipwright's Slick, ca. 1830

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1830 Media: Cast steel, wood


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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.


Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

Every time they got a new shipping material(another item) the captain would write it all down in his captains log which contains the item, how much…

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

… by clicking on the picture then using the zoom tool. These photographs were taken with an early black-and-white instant Polaroid camera.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Baird's Quarry history

… blowing nonstop till it ran out of steam and died away. Many of the workers just walked away from the hill, leaving tools and equipment behind.

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey