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Historic Hallowell - Transportation Challenge

The site is now used for launching pleasure craft and recreation. The Hallowell Granite works had two large schooners named the Jeremiah T.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The "Edward O'Brien", the "Washington B. Thomas", & "Edna Hoyt"

Enormous crowds gathered to witness the launch of the 275’ ship. The vessel headed to the river prematurely and, dragging a 4200-pound anchor through…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Mary Ellen Chase

… and Betty Goldstein (later Friedan) and helped launch the career of John Updike. She wrote 39 books and countless articles, many of them dealing…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Waterfront - Page 2 of 2

Wharfs were used for launching boats off of a ramp. The boats that were launched from the wharf would occasionally transfer passengers from one place…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Wharves and Yards - 1795 to 1825

The following year he launched the schooner “Wessaweskeag”, the schooner “Quantabacook” and a brig of an unknown name.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Shipping

… as early as 1796, and that several coasters were launched and kept running in his employ in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Shipbuilders - 1780s

… laid down on the shores for ships and then easily launched upon completion. The first records of ships being built are in 1787 when Elias Snow…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Timeline of Events

… is held at the Scarborough Public Library to launch the year-long MCHP initiative; Over 60 people are in attendance Larissa Vigue Picard, MCHP…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Edward O'Brien moves to Thomaston - 1850s

… waterfront has seen over 1,000 vessels launched, ranging in size from pinkies to schooners and barges to full-rigged ships called Down Easters. The…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - HISTORY

… Denise Doherty, and Sue Souliere Saco River Launches about 1910 - 1915McArthur Public Library The defining characteristic of Biddeford is the…

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Mercy Hospital - 100 Years of Mercy Hospital

This relationship launched Mercy Hospital's commitment to the greater Portland community, through compassionate and high-quality healthcare.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding During and after the Civil War - 1861 to 1900

… the gunboat “Kennebec,” built by John Hilt, was launched in Thomaston during 1861 to serve in the US Navy.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Declines - 1857 to 1861

… often leased to individuals, who would build and launch their own vessels. The waterfront remained a very active industrial center for most of the…

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Old Canada Road Historical Society

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Architecture & Landscape database - Project Background and Partners

… Maine Architecture & Landscape Design Database launched in January 2022. With fundamental additional support from the following Maine-based…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1850 to 1870

… business slowly returned and some 30 vessels were launched between 1866 and 1870 and trade was resumed with the South.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The End of Wooden Shipbuilding - 1910 to 1950

… remains a fairly accurate list of the vessels launched from the shop in the possession of a former owner.

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Friends of Wood Island Light

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Porter Lake

Launching On The LakeItem Contributed byStrong Historical Society Lying on the eastern boundary between Strong and New Vineyard, Porter Lake has an…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - About Us - Page 1 of 3

… document "good history." In September, 2011, they launched the project at a community celebration. 7th and 8th Grade Exhibit X Ben Godsoe, a…

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

Some ships were built elsewhere, but launched at Dunstan Landing. Such was the Sarah, built by Major John Waterhouse near Scottow Hill and hauled…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

… first public ferry boat, the Governor Brann, was launched in Rockland, Maine, in May of 1936. The Brann was 65 feet long, had a beam of 27 feet…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

… Bath to tour the shipyards of Bath and attend the launching of the Rappahannock, one of the four largest wooden vessels built by the A.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Narrative

… one upon which over a thousand vessels were launched and, subsequently, navigated to coastal and worldwide destinations.