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Item 15477


Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1820 Location: Portland Media: Forged iron and weld steel, wood handle

Item 14772

Ship's Caulking Tool Kit

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: 1800 - 1840 Media: Cast steel, wood, leather

Item 15625


Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1840 Location: Belfast; Warren Media: Forged or cast steel


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A Tale of Two Sailmakers

Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.


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.

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Historic Hallowell - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Jordan Gardner, Nick Hanley & Grant Bowen Shipbuilding Hewing Axe, Shipyard. Hallowell, ca. 1850'sCourtesy of Sumner A.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Industry Expands - 1850 to 1857

Shipbuilding Industry Expands - 1850 to 1857 Map of Waterfront, Thomaston, Maine 1855Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society In 1853…

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… 1884Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Shipbuilding Seafaring enterprises played a major role in Surry's economy during the nineteenth…