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Historical Items

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Item 12996

Steam tug Portland, Portland Company, ca. 1902

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1902 Location: South Portland; Boston Media: Photographic print

Item 12120

Towboat Orion, South Portland, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 12137

Towboat Orion, Portland Company, 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: South Portland; Boston Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.