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Item 27765

Tug A.G. Prentiss towing a barge, ca. 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1912 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 35297

Tug "A.G. Prentiss" and barge on the Saco River, ca. 1913

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1913 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 33739

Three-masted vessel being towed down Saco River by tug "Joseph W. Baker," ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Photographic print


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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.


Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.


Student Exhibit: Can You Help Our Free Skowhegan Public Library?

The Skowhegan Free Public Library was built in 1889 with money donated by Abner Coburn and the town of Skowhegan. Mr. Coburn left $30,000 in his will towards the building of the library. In 2005, for the library to fully keep up with their programs need to make some renovations. These changes would allow for more use of technology, more room for children's programs, and provide handicap accessibility.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The End of Wooden Shipbuilding - 1910 to 1950

… eliminated as a cargo item, the Reine Marie was towed from Portland to Thomaston and tied at Dunn and Elliot’s wharf, where she became a floating…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding in Biddeford: Lore, Leaders, and Legacy

… Lore, Leaders, and Legacy 3-masted schooner towed by tug boat in Saco River, ca. 1910McArthur Public Library Shipyard stamp, Co.

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Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

Cliff" and the "Maude M. Morey" had been towed to Portland for repair. Both boats were bought by the government, hauled into the Casco Bay, and sank…

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey