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

… to turn quickly, were very seaworthy, and managed rough seas very well. The engine was usually a gasoline car engine.

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

It was not a strong wind or even a rough sea. Some men of Pine Point, including Harold, would haul their traps by starting at Prouts Neck and…

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Historic Hallowell - Ship Parts

… “technology” they had back then, it would have taken between seven to eleven years to be “water ready,” able to float and move in rough waters.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Division Street School, Bangor, 1865

… yellow curtains The wood shed & out house fence Rough boards no paint Resivoir scuttles cast iron set in granit square blocks." View additional…

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Skowhegan Community History - Farming in the Skowhegan Area

In mud season it was particularly difficult. harvesting wheatItem Contributed bySkowhegan History House As the 1800s went on, the railroad…

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Skowhegan Community History - Bloomfield Academy

He was said to be rough in manner but was a successful teacher of the first class of 13 students. By 1820 there were 77 students. Mr.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Joseph Mitchell and Mutual Store wagon, Bangor, 1865

… & co on patterns in their foundry a great bawling rough haram scaram man who was poor and went to the baptist meeting the poorest clod of any body…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 3 of 3

If you were going down a rough road, you could pull a lever inside the car which raised the whole car body higher off the ground.

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Maine State Archives

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Baxter State Park

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundry - The Plymouth Company (Kennebec Proprietors) records, ca. 1625-1824

… with much at stake as the company laid claim to a roughly 1,500 square mile region on either side of the Kennebec River.

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

She was forced to put into Lisbon since she was leaking badly, and an examination of her seams showed that it would not be advisable to repair her.

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Cary Library

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 1 of 3

Another road, that roughly paralleled Webb River and junctioned with the Backingdom Road went across the Thad White Bridge, past York Hill, and on to…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

… virtually put an end to a century and a half of rough and tumble business. In recent years, the cleaned-up river has attracted a new type of…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's Journal

It begins with genealogical information about his and his wife's families, then follows his childhood, education, friends and amusements, and various…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Champlain Society - Page 2 of 2

Village life centered around Somesville and Southwest Harbor. It is true that after two or three years, as the young men grew older, their scientific…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods

It was caused by collapsed dikes and heavy rainfall, which caused flooding for 5,000 square miles. The Hallowell Flood of 1987 was caused by heavy…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Leonard Trask, the Wonderful Invalid

… his traveling companions were thrown about very roughly. He hit his head on a broken iron projection on the coach door, opening a five inch gash…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - John Frank Stevens

… hospitals, schools, churches, homes, mess halls, roughly 5,500 building total were built. The entire staff of the project was increased threefold…

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Malaga Island: a story best left untold - Explore photos from the "Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold" documentary

I was able to scan roughly two hundred documents and old photographs referring to Malaga and it's people.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Old Ell is Born

… along the bottom of the horseshoe of Asticou Way roughly where the present home of Tom Savage at 8 Asticou Way is located.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

… Gloucester, Massachusetts had followed an early rough road from the North Yarmouth shore up through Walnut Hill and north to their grant of land…

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Their houses were rough hewn from pine with no adequate provision for proper sanitation or ventilation.