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LC Subject Heading: Sailing ships

Historical Items

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Item 10718

Flag from the ship Excelsior, 1845

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1985 Location: Kennebunk Media: Photographic print

Item 4195

The "William H. Conner," Searsport, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Searsport Media: Photographic print

Item 19214

Windjammer Off the Coast of Mount Desert Island, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photograph Postcard

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

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.