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Historical Items

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Item 9496

Tall Ships Moored at Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1920s

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1925 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 9497

Schooner, Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1918 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print

Item 11265

Simon Willard Hepplewhite tall case clock, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Old York Historical Society Date: circa 1800 Location: York; Norwich Media: Mahogany and pine.

Exhibits

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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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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.

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Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Ship Parts

Masts were made of really tall and perfectly straight trees. Masts took quite a bit of time, almost two years, until they were ready to be put on a…

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

… soon afterward, and its three stories still stand tall on Harbor Road. It was also used for dances, social gatherings, and this hall hosted the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

The area was heavily forested, much of it with tall pines ideally suited for masts and straight boards for the ships of the King’s Royal Navy.

My Maine Stories

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down