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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years Text by Kate Webber Images from the Swan's Island Historical Society Carrying Place X…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement Photograph of a portrait of Colonel James Swan, 1795 X The beginnings of European…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII Fishing and shipbuilding led the state of Maine into its “Golden Economic Age” in the 1850s, as…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Resources

Resources Images: Swan's Island Historical Society "Penobscot Nation Cultural & Historic Preservation Department." Penobscot Nation Cultural &…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Theater

Theater Dressing up, Swans Island, ca. 1930Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Theatrical performances often focused on…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Summer Pleasures

Summer Pleasures Dale Stockbridge and Galen Turner, Swan's Island, ca. 1965Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Playing…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - -Across the Sea- a history through transportation

-Across the Sea- a history through transportation Text by Kate Webber Images from the Swan's Island Historical Society Four men line fishing…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - History Detectives

History Detectives Native American artifact presentation Special guest Barbara Francis teaches the History Detectives club about uses of Native…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Island Postmistresses

Island Postmistresses The following is an extract from The History of Swan's Island by Dr. H. W. Small.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Salmon industry

Salmon industry Salmon pens off Swan's Island, ca. 1990Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Swan’s Island was home to an…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - V. Changing times: the Swan’s Island Ferry

Changing times: the Swan’s Island Ferry Waiting for the first ferry run, Swan's Island, 1960Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Holiday Events

Holiday Events Warmer weather combined with national or local holidays brought islanders together for celebrations.