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Lincoln, Maine - Steamboats

It costs $2.00 to get to Lincoln on the steamboat. The steamboat is about the size of a train and it’s so crowded that you can’t move very much.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

Ruth says of the steamboat schedule, “Life did revolve around it. And the storekeepers and the fishing community and the church…it was a close-knit…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - You Can Get Here From There

With the development of Bar Harbor as a summer resort, and later the villages of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor, the steamboats were essential in…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Arriving in Bar Harbor

Arriving in Bar Harbor Bar Harbor steamboat landing, ca. 1885Item Contributed byMaine Historic Preservation Commission Arriving at the Bar…

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Historic Hallowell - Commerce on the Kennebec

… sea captains, the history of schooners and steamboats, hazardous ice cutting, shipping, whaling, and also the waterfront.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Ocean View Hotel

… the trees that line both sides of the road on Steamboat Hill. Ocean View Hotel, Swan's Island, ca.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

Sieur de Monts Steamboat, Islesboro, ca. 1901Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical Society The first steamboat wharf on Islesboro was built at…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Shipyards

The Boston & Bangor Steamboat Company (1834-1935) serviced a steamboat wharf in Hampden and carried passengers and freight from town to town along…

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

In 1894 when the first steamboat began a daily trip between Swan’s Island and Rockland, supplies would be delivered by the steamboat.

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Historic Hallowell - “Maine’s Century” Ends

… and motor vehicles replaced Kennebec River steamboat traffic just as the granite industry gave way to concrete and steel.

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Historic Hallowell - Transportation

The Hallowell Eastern Steamboat Wharf was located at the bulkhead, which is a dividing wall between compartments in a ship.

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Norcross Heritage Trust

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