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Item 22075

Friendship Sloops off Rock End Dock, Northeast Harbor

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 79342

Friendship Harbor and the steamboat landing, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Friendship Media: Glass Negative

Item 12794

Sloop Hero weathervane, Colby College, Waterville, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections Date: circa 1900 Location: Waterville Media: Photographic print


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Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


Lincoln County through the Eastern Eye

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.

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

On August 9, 1804, Knox noted “60 spruce knees bought of Mark Davis at 4/6 each for the sloop now building.” When Knox settled accounts with Edward…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston is Incorporated - 1777

Sloops were built, making regular trips to Boston to transport lime, staves and cordwood, returning with cargoes of flour, bolts of cloth and…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

Sloops transported several Scotch-Irish settlers and their cattle to populate the area, and they were housed in thirty log cabins constructed between…