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Tate House Museum

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Beniah Harding

… the Great Depression, and his enrollment in the Navy. Transcription of Clip 1: This is Aaron Maxwell at Ben Harding’s place at 3:05 on the 5th of…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864

… long frock coat & pants cap about way between a navy and a fighting man pants trimmed with gold cordon the seems The coat of arms on the front of…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth Era: 1786-1807

Henry left home to join the Navy around 1800. He was killed by an explosion during the Battle of Tripoli in 1804.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Civil War

Some island men went into the infantry or Navy. Others, John Gilley of Beech Hill among them, joined the First Maine Cavalry. John did not survive.

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

… in Thomaston during 1861 to serve in the US Navy. In the following year, only two ships were produced, one appropriately named “General McLellan,”…

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Surry by the Bay - Weathervane Dispute

Hall, a former Navy officer, who checked with the Adjutant General of the State of Maine and he concluded that “Surry is acting with proper respect…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - 1925 National Governors' Association Convention

Participants were treated to a ride in the Navy Airship Shenandoah, which took them from Bar Harbor to Passamaquoddy Bay, to Mt.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - U.S. Flagship Hartford

… I am writing to inform you that I have joined the Navy. I am on The Gunboat Kennebec currently off the coast of Mississippi.

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Washburn-Norlands Living History Center

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Lincoln, Maine - Gary Gordon

In 1996, the U.S. Navy named a Roll-on/Roll-off cargo ship U.S.N.S. Gordon in honor of Gary Gordon. He received many awards after he died, but the…

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Lubec, Maine - Myron Avery, Lubec, and the Appalachian Trail

Navy. Avery also served in World War II, returning to inactive duty after five and a half years of service with the rank of Captain and the Legion of…