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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Welcome to Swan's Island!

… a living history of the industries that have sustained its residents over the centuries. Join us as we explore the twists and turns of these island…

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Maine Forest Service

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Circus swing, Boston, 1853

… of the boys leg at 2 say 7 feet the boy at 2 sustaining him without breaking his leg." View additional information about this item on the Maine…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Granite and Ice Industries

One traditional employment that helped sustain some through these times was the ice industry, which had started in Maine 100 years earlier and peaked…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Salmon industry

Try as they might the business could not be sustained. It was purchased by a Norwegian company in 2000 and closed in 2003.

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

… resource, the homesteaders were able to be a self-sustaining community. They left the island infrequently to trade or purchase goods not produced…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - First balloon ascension, Bangor, 1857

… "poor man one mile high in the air all alone sustained by a cloth bag filled with gas." The journals and scrapbooks Martin wrote from 1864 to…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mt. Zircon Reservoir - Page 2 of 3

However, due to an injury sustained by Mr. McGregor while laying the main 24” pipe, and the onset of the winter of 1913-1914, work was stopped until…

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

… to life's problems, qualities which helped sustain them through the many challenges of the 20th century.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - V. Changing times: the Swan’s Island Ferry

… a dozen part time, but the business could not be sustained. It was purchased by a Norwegian company in 2000 and closed in 2003.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 4 of 4

… of the town's Chamber of Commerce mounted a sustained effort to attract doctors, dentists, attorneys, and other professionals to town.

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

… Middleton struck a ledge off Higgins Beach and sustained a large hole in the bow below the waterline.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Railroad into the Village

… bridge across the river at this place is to be sustained [principally] by oak and brown ash piles….

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Of The Arts Era

He died in 1962 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in New York City and is interred in a private mausoleum in the Bronx.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

… any social service support or a land base to sustain them. While poor white families received public assistance, Maliseets were denied public…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

… settlement using their own skills to build and sustain a growing town. (A History of Farmington Maine 1776-1885, Francis Gould Butler) Walton…

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

These strengths should sustain the town as it welcomes its third century. Winter in Lubec Winter view of Lubec, from the International Bridge.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Educating Blue Hill

… amount of money, but this was barely enough to sustain it. Things began to change in the late 40s, 50s and 60s.

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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