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Historical Items

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Item 71813

Webhannet Court Motel, Wells Beach, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Wells Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 71725

The Samoset Hotel, Rockland, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Location: Rockland Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 69992

Copley-La Reine Hotel and Annexes, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Linen texture postcard

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.

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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.

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Resources

"Resources BOOKS Bonsey, Osmond C. Surry, Maine: An informal History, Surry Historical Society, 2003. Jellison, Connee."

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

"Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Maine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry extended to the Union…"

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Today

"Surry Today Home to about 1,300 residents, Surry today is a vibrant town boasting an active, creative, and diverse citizenry, many of whom are…"

My Maine Stories

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Peace in Maine
by Rebekah Tower

My story is about my family vacations to Maine when I was growing up.

Story

Rest Stop in Scarborough, Maine
by Lee Evans

This is about our first visit to Maine in 1998. My wife and I moved here from Maryland in 2007.

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A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference