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

… Society Stock for the stores would arrive by boat. In 1894 when the first steamboat began a daily trip between Swan’s Island and Rockland…

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

Transportation was taken over by individual boat owners, who served as an on-demand ferry system. "Sunbeam" as a car ferry, Swan's Island, ca.

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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 - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 3 of 4

Eventually lobster boats of about 26 feet in length were designed with inboard engines. Use of gasoline or diesel engines enabled lobstermen to fish…

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

… of Bass Harbor for convenience, and the current boat, Captain Henry Lee, can carry up to seventeen vehicles and makes multiple daily trips year…

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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 - 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…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

Travel of any distance was usually via boat or horseback. The arrival of the train, and later the trolley, allowed residents greater flexibility of…

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

The Coast Guard could not get lines on the boat the first day, but they were successful at high tide the next day.

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

… press has had stories related to a shooting and boats being sunk over territorial disputes! A reason for the local decline in observing…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

… the garrison, all but his own family had left in boats. Jocelyn surrendered the garrison and was briefly held captive.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

Boats of all sizes and types, from rowboats and small sailboats, to fishing boats were used for this purpose.