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Historical Items

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Item 105677

Summer dress, North Windham, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Windham; Windham Media: cotton, metal

Item 20979

Topsham Scenery - Summer Street, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1880 Location: Topsham Media: Stereopticon slide

Item 29443

Summer Street, Lubec, ca. 1907

Contributed by: An individual through Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1907 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 85200

Residence, Little Chebeague Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary C. Haskell Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 87185

Mitchell Residence, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ethel M. Mitchell Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 85202

Phillip Sawyer Residence, Little Chebeague Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Phillip B. Sawyer Use: Summer Dwelling


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Summer's Favorite Game

Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."


Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street

The residences of Summer Street reflect Hampden’s 19th century wealth, for Hampden was a place of increasing industrialization.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

The Dark Harbor summer residents enjoyed the pleasures of the Tarratine Club, offering golf in the 1890s, yachting in the 1920s and tennis in the…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Summer Pleasures

Those whose livelihood was on the water and summer residents alike enjoyed a picnic at the beach or a ride in a boat.

My Maine Stories

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A Story in a Stick
by Jim Moulton

A story about dowsing for a well in Bowdoin


A Smart Horse
by Lynn Peasley Sanborn

The horse brings the hay home while the boys are swimming.


Starting Chebeague Island Oyster Company
by Caitlin Gerber

Farming oysters in Casco Bay