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Portland Water District

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Caribou Public Library

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Bangor Public Library

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

Energy is now supplied by a submarine cable. Electricity made running water possible, and plumbing and heating changed in island houses.

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Lubec, Maine - The Blizzard of '34 - Page 1 of 2

and the Columbian Packing Co. had good supplies of coal, and wood on hand. Coal experienced no advance in price.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Smokehouses and the many brush weirs that supplied herring lined the shore. Weir construction also brought a measure of prosperity to area farmers…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Caring For Our Families and Friends

… care, purchased immunizations and sanitation supplies, and partnered with the Maine Seacoast Mission.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Women's Firsts

The Island's public health and postal services have been marked by the continued placement of women in leadership positions over the past century.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Porter Lake

The water of Porter Lake is cold. The cold water is good for game fish. The lake trout like the rocky shoreline.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - The Crew

… to the island after 20 years in social work and public school education. Prior to living on the island she spent 15 years working overseas mostly…

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

… city and daily papers are received on the day of publication In no other way has the improvement been greater than in the management of the mails…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 1 of 3

… so many of the early pioneers who needed to get supplies and get around settled along the coast and on the islands.

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Iron Foundry

… Free Library The Hallowell Iron Foundry supplied the Hallowell Cotton Mill with parts for the machines when they were broken.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

Leavitt Brothers supplied Burnham & Morrill and the Soldiers’ Home in Togus. A December 1893 newspaper article stated that Leavitt Brothers shipped…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - 94 Front Street

… Webber’s Drugstore (1883-1933) Burnham’s Auto Supply (1933-1953) Fullerton’s Radio (1953-1955) Belanger’s Variety (1955-1972) The Hobby Shoppe…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 2 of 4

… and clams from open areas generated a larger supply. When Thurlow Shellfish Company closed, Pine Point Seafood Distributors, Inc., which operated…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Sagadahock House and The Sagadahoc Block

Shaw who sold stationary supplies, books and other random gifts (see receipt). The key person that has a connection with the building was Captain…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Ledyard Block

… Ledyard, had to buy another property to hold the supplies and equipment for the building. The building was interesting for a variety of reasons.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

All of the original settlers could read. Supply Belcher, “The Handel of Maine” was famous for his music and contribution to society.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

British ships prowled Penobscot Bay, cutting off supply routes and conscripting men into the British navy.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… and operated the reservoir at Mantle Lake to supply the town with water and protect it from fire.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

… The Eagle Variety Store's Ad for School books and supplies 1875 X While schools provided education to their students, parents were expected to…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

Gould suggested to them that, since the supply of water was unpredictable, they should move their operations to his side of the Stream and use his…

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Otisfield Historical Society

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