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Historical Items

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Item 80430

Steamboat Landing, Friendship, 1908

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: 1908 Location: Friendship Media: Photographic print

Item 79999

Steamboat Governor Coburn Interior, Greenville, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Greenville Media: Photographic print

Item 79996

Steamboat Ripple at Kineo Dock, Moosehead Lake, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Kineo Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.


A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Steamboats

It costs $2.00 to get to Lincoln on the steamboat. The steamboat is about the size of a train and it’s so crowded that you can’t move very much.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

Ruth says of the steamboat schedule, “Life did revolve around it. And the storekeepers and the fishing community and the church…it was a close-knit…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - You Can Get Here From There

With the development of Bar Harbor as a summer resort, and later the villages of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor, the steamboats were essential in…