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LC Subject Heading: Ships--United States

Historical Items

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Item 5940

Geo. W. Beale in Portland Harbor

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Portland Media: Albumen print

Item 6150

Charles F. Rice

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1883 Location: Yarmouth Media: Oil on canvas

Item 6153

Clipper Grecian in the Dutch East Indies, ca. 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1854 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Oil on canvas

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

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.