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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining Baird's Quarry

and Isaac Stinson in a boat in the Quarry Pond, Minturn, Swan's Island. The men are setting up the hose to drain the pond.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

For many years Margaret Thomas worked as a bookkeeper there before the new office was built in the early 1980’s.

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Lincoln, Maine - Steamboats

The back of the boat carries all of our luggage. It takes a long time to get to Lincoln because the steamboat goes really slow.

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Lincoln, Maine - World War I

… of winning and surviving, unlike someone in a boat or a tank. This war was important to the town because there were 168 people involved.

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

Boat engines and fishing equipment also changed. Fishing for tuna with a harpoon, Swan's Island, ca.

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Lincoln, Maine - Ferries

… the logs were placed side by side like a flat boat. The ferries came to Lincoln in the mid 1800s.

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

… enjoyed a picnic at the beach or a ride in a boat. Four friends at Fine Sand Beach, Swan's Island, ca.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

Three of Bickford’s boats were built in a section of a building owned by Harold Burnham.(2) Burnham had bought the old Leavitt Brothers Clam Plant…

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

Boats under sail (in the 1890s) or steam boats, soon thereafter, would come into Burnt Coat Harbor and collect brick sized cut stone.

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

Chebacco boats were larger, two-masted vessels. These boats were after cod and haddock, the only marketable fish at the time.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

The sardine factory alone employed 100 people at the height of its success. A story continues even today that for years and years after the medicinal…

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

… twice a week when the weather would permit a sail boat to cross the bay Later they were carried daily The department established a mail route and…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Caring For Our Families and Friends

Using its boat Sunbeam, the Mission “aids the (Maine coastal or island) town or plantation in finding and supporting a nurse or physician” including…

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

In 1894 when the first steamboat began a daily trip between Swan’s Island and Rockland, supplies would be delivered by the steamboat.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - IV. Transitions and troubles: Private enterprise shoulders an island’s needs

… Island Educational Society With no larger boat to transport vehicles, for a period of time anyone wishing to bring a car to the island had to take…

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

Sheep would often be put on a boat and brought to one of the smaller outer islands for grazing. The independence of islanders to raise their own food…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 3 of 4

… traps or pots and the traps are dropped from a boat or “set.” Traps are attached by rope to a floating buoy to mark their location.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Historical Society

Other interests are just as varied: conservation, boating and boating education, gardening, politics, and community service.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 2 of 4

With the 1960's came a medical club, a junior rescue organization, a ski club, pep club, future teachers of America, and a volunteer production staff.

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

By 1890 prices grew higher and boats grew larger as the easy to reach lobsters closer inland grew scarce.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

Once a year, they would have lunch at school. They’d bring baked beans all hot in a bucket.” Many kids still bring cold lunches from home, but hot…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 1 of 4

Some classrooms even have SMART boards, interactive whiteboards that combine a whiteboard with a computer.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 3 of 4

Kids needed to stay close enough to the school so that they could hear the bell or they would be punished for being late. Today some schools use a

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… job, some lobstermen operated fishing party boats summer afternoons, taking groups to catch mackerel, pollack, flounder, cod and haddock along the…