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

1925Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Island stores received regular supplies from the mainland, and as many as two operated in…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… summer “cottages.” By 1890, the cottage-building boom had transformed Bar Harbor. It outdid the rest of the island in the number and sheer opulence…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

Contributing to that boom were the quarries of Mount Desert Island. Indeed, one of its villages was founded and existed to supply the nation with…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

… about four decades, the pogey industry provided a booming business for Northeast Harbor men. Pogies (also called porgies) were small oily fish that…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 1 of 3

A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) Letter to Captain Nathaniel Goodwin of Biddeford, 1818Item Contributed byMcArthur Public Library After…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 1 of 3

… of Main Street, Northeast Harbor A TALE OF BOOM AND DECLINE Text by Brook Ewing Minner and Hannah Stevens, with additional research by Parker…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 2 of 3

A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) The second decade of the 19th century kicked off a period of immense change for Biddeford and Saco.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Sam L. Cohen (1915-2003)

… they were drawn to the opportunities of the then booming Biddeford. The family lived in several houses around a neighborhood known as Little…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… trade in fish, furs and lumber led to the boom period of 19th-century wooden shipbuilding. Wars, national economic upswings and downturns, changes…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

& E. Perkins yard for over 30 years at a site of the Biddeford side of the river a short distance below the falls and Factory Island.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - HISTORY

… of the city until it is split by a number of islands and falls, after which it spreads out and winds its way to the sea.

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Historic Hallowell - Early Industry and Bombahook

… seen center right in the distance just above the boom islands in the Kennebec. Fuller FoundryItem Contributed byHubbard Free Library Each of…