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Surry by the Bay - Early Twentieth Century

… present Grange Hall and then, of course, the Bar Harbor fires in 1947 resulted in deep concern on the part of the Surry citizens whose community…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Our Resources

History of the Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor, Maine 1896-1996, edited and compiled by M.A. Brickfield and Liberty Redmond, published by the Tarratine…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Andrew Anderson

… Anderson, clip two  Did you live in Tenants Harbor throughout the whole depression? No- this is why I can give you two different impressions of the…

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Life on a Tidal River - The War Effort

… Historical Society After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Block Wardens were assigned to help carry out the tasks related to protecting communities.

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Guilford, Maine - Veterans Tributes - Page 2 of 2

The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 propelled Mattie into military service on August 6, 1942 at the age of 39 and she was commissioned as WAAF 3d…

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Wilson Museum

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Lubec, Maine - S.S. Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec but Met Tragic End

… Fruit Company steamer Admiral Farragut in Boston Harbor. As reported in The New York Times: “In a thick fog the Eastern Steamboat Company’s steamer…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

… sawmills were built on streams at the head of the harbor and Peters Cove. At the original settlement in Blue Hill Falls, mills were powered by the…

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Historic Hallowell - Shipbuilding

… Bowen's Interview with Captain Arthur Moore, Harbor Master  Shipbuilding was a huge industry in Hallowell in the late 1800s.

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

… newspaper, the fire was plainly visible at Bar Harbor almost 50 miles away. (Big Fire 2) Public Library catches fire, Bangor, 1911Item…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 2 of 4

… village were used to build ships in Yarmouth’s harbor; farms produced crops that were sold in the village and village merchants sold goods to the…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 1 of 4

… had certain advantages: a good, protected harbor and plentiful reserves for fishing and hunting.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Population Decline in Maine's Coastal Counties

The abundance of timber, good harbors and a demand for sailing vessels resulted in the development of the shipbuilding industry, which reached its…

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

… of her daughter, Mina, and died in Seal Harbor (where she lived with Mina for just one month) on December 5, 1925, at the age of 84.

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

… up the pretty little bay searching for a safe harbor to start a new life. As they lay at anchor surrounded by forested hills near a serene cove…

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

… of Long Island’s Hamptons, Newport, even Bar Harbor. And far cooler, for even the Rhode Island and Maine shores offered limited respite during…

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

… signal to Coast Guard headquarters in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Fog A lighthouse is more than light.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 4 of 4

… at the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Bar Harbor during the 1930s helping build the infrastructure for Acadia National Park.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… Old Surry was blessed by nature/With her harbor, hills and steams/The streams that furnished water power/Before days we knew of steam.

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

Bucksport and Bangor Bar Harbor train leaving Bangor, ca. 1900Item Contributed byBangor Public Library This was a short line chartered March 1…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Longfellow Era: 1807-1901

… States Coast Survey, he charted the shoreline and harbors of New England. After he married Elizabeth Clapp Porter in 1851, they stayed for a winter…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

The British seized ships in the harbor and burned eight. Selectmen Patten and Bradbury, fearing that the British would burn their village, negotiated…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Educating Blue Hill

Other coastal communities like Bar Harbor and Camden show similar signs of great education systems. Blue Hill village was centered mostly around the…