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Historical Items

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Item 9812

Morneault House, Van Buren, 1857

Contributed by: L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage Date: 1857 Location: Van Buren Media: Wood

Item 31290

Shipwreck, Lubec, 1915

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1915 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 27828

Dunn & Elliot Sail Loft, Thomaston, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


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.


Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Shipping

Henry Knox: Shipping Shipping the goods that he was producing was an important part of Knox’s business dealings.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… digger must bend at the waist often in mud to the knees to dig through the tidal mud flats for clams.

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Historic Hallowell - Shipbuilding

Knees were huge braces shaped in a sort of L shape and placed so that the top was connected to the bottom of the above head deck while the other end…

My Maine Stories

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey