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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Wharf, Store and Blacksmith Shop

… as early as 1792, and was known either as Knox’s wharf, or Vose’s wharf. According to Eaton, Knox erected a large store which was managed by…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Alonzo E. Raynes diving off wharf, Hampden, ca. 1840

Alonzo E. Raynes diving off wharf, Hampden, ca. 1840 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description Alonzo E.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Extra quarry pictures Dragger at Quarry Wharf, Swan's Island, ca. 1900 Item 72364 infoSwan's Island Educational Society A section of the…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street

Summer Street Wharf of the Boston and Bangor Steamship Company, Hampden, 1916 Item 27751 infoHampden Historical Society

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

AKA Barter’s Wharf, Morse’s Wharf and Bill Sprague’s Wharf over the years. At the time this picture was taken there was no electricity so it was…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Extra quarry pictures Quarry Hill to the wharf, Swan's Island, ca. 1900 Item 72367 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Quarry Hill to the…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Extra quarry pictures Derrick at the Quarry Wharf, Swan's Island, ca. 1900 Item 72365 infoSwan's Island Educational Society A pile of…

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Historic Hallowell - Transportation Challenge

Transportation Challenge Granite Loading Wharf, Hallowell, ca. 1890Hubbard Free Library Granite pieces too large to be sent by rail were…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

… Society Quarry rail from quarry location to the Quarry Wharf in Minturn, looking toward the Hockamock Head Lighthouse on Swan’s Island.

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Waterfront - Page 2 of 2

The wharf was located on Water Street. Wharfs were used for launching boats off of a ramp. The boats that were launched from the wharf would…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Wharves and Yards - 1795 to 1825

Currently, this is the site of the Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Co. wharf, east of the Wadsworth Street bridge.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Revenue gunboat "Mahoning," Bangor, 1864

… & crossed to Brewer & sketched her from the Brick Wharf oposite Steam Boat wharf. I then went on board & examined her machinery guns & work…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 1 of 2

… own wharf along the Saco River, known as Quarry Wharf or Andrews Wharf. From "Romance of Pepperell" (1921) X The textile manufacture industry…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Waterfront - Page 1 of 2

There were vibrant neighborhoods, wharfs and even a ferry to Chelsea! Hallowell viewed from Butternut Park, Chelsea, ca.

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

… Commission Arriving at the Bar Harbor wharf, rusticators found the place “alive with vehicles and tooters for the hotels, who swept them up in…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - First Penobscot Bridge, Bangor, ca. 1846

… the First Penobscot Bridge from Steam Boat wharf in Bangor. He labeled the toll house, Skinner's Store, and the Draw.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Skating Rink, 1868

… includes the surrounding area: two steamer wharfs and Broad Street behind them. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory…

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Lubec, Maine - S.S. Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec but Met Tragic End

… their request was denied due to the lack of a wharf that could accommodate such large vessels. However, the steamship company did agree to serve…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Bob's Bears

… think of a happening from my early days on Short Wharf Road. It was not an event that shaped town history and probably not more than a half dozen…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Early Settlements

This was the Islesboro’s second wharf following the commercial wharf built next to the lime kiln in Pripet.

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Historic Hallowell - Seaport on the Kennebec

… on the Kennebec Eastern Steamship Company Wharf, Kennebec River, Hallowell, ca. 1890Hubbard Free Library In A Maritime History of Bath and…

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Historic Hallowell - “Maine’s Century” Ends

… the last coal delivery was made to the Wingate Wharf, and in 1962 the last tanker off-loaded its cargo of heating oil.

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Historic Hallowell - Industry and Immigrants-A Changing Community

… that the long-running contest between “the wharf and the waterfall” – between maritime commerce and manufacturing – was over.

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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.