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Historical Items

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Item 25096

Chester Black cutting beached whale, Ragged Island, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927-02-23 Location: Harpswell Media: Glass Negative

Item 25098

Albert Doughty and Chester Black with beached whale, Ragged Island, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927-02-23 Location: Harpswell Media: Glass Negative

Item 25101

Fishermen with beached whale, Ragged Island, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1927-02-23 Location: Harpswell Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 38940

Assessor's Record, 565 Congress Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Strand Amusement Co. - Lessee Use: Theatre

Item 38941

Assessor's Record, 567-569 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Strand Amusement Co. - Lessee Use: Mercantile

Item 38942

Assessor's Record, 567-569 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Strand Amusement Co. - Lessee Use: Mercantile

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Cape Elizabeth Shipwrecks

The rocky coastline of Cape Elizabeth has sent many vessels to their watery graves.

Exhibit

Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

Exhibit

The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

She stranded on Ocracoke, North Carolina, in 1913, and was lost. Schooners were used to carrying cargo in a lot of different environments from ocean…

Site Page

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment: Behind the Scenes

… into the hot, bright brew, women draped the long strands over lines to dry in the island breeze, creating colorful curtains of blue, red, and green.

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Bridge That Changed The Map

The cables, drawn and wound from 400 strands of wire to a diameter of 3½”, were strung across the towers and connected to the anchorages.

My Maine Stories

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Story

A Story in a Stick
by Jim Moulton

A story about dowsing for a well in Bowdoin

Story

Epidemic of violence against Indigenous people
by Michael-Corey F. Hinton

Systemic racism, murder, and the danger of stereotypes