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LC Subject Heading: Boat & ship industry

Historical Items

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Item 79583

Original shed at the Gamage boatyard, South Bristol, ca. 1930

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: South Bristol Media: Photographic print

Item 80765

Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol, 1946

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: 1946 Location: South Bristol Media: Photographic print

Item 42453

Sailboat in Transition, Pushaw Lake, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Media: Glass Negative

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.