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Old Orchard Beach Historical Society

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

In 1963 the beach was dedicated in memory of Milton R. Bean (1923-1961), a Legionnaire who spent many long hours on the beach project before he was…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The beach was named Beanie's Public Beach. Attending the dedication were, front row, left to right: his son, Stephen Bean; grandmother, Jennie…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

Aviation Biplane and pilots, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1924Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Aviation and news about…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Porter Lake

Donated equipment was used and the beach was made usable. It became a continuing improvement project for several years.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Swimming, Blue Hill, 1907

… Description Swimming at the Bathing Beach in Blue Hill during the summer of 1907. View additional information about this item on the…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Summer Pleasures

Four friends at Fine Sand Beach, Swan's Island, ca. 1920Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Young and old loved to spend time at…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

… easterly tip of Pine Point through Old Orchard Beach to Hill’s Beach in Biddeford was often used.

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

The ledges and beaches are about seven miles toward the coastline from the bouys marking the shipping lanes.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4

… residents to visit area amusement parks and beaches for pleasure at an affordable cost. For a period of thirty years, the Portland Railroad Company…

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

… and turns of these island lives, and find out for yourself which stories are 'history' and which live on! Fine Sand beach, Swan's Island X

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

… November 1895 in Chicago; in nearby Old Orchard Beach, competitive auto racing on the beach began probably as early as 1903.(2) The first recorded…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

… endure long carriage trips to visit Scarborough beaches. By the 1870s, sixty-five trains a day brought passengers and freight in and out of…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

The highway continued on to the ferry at Ferry Beach; and from the ferry landing at Pine Point, the traveler would proceed on the beach to Old…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VIII. Changing course and new beginnings (1955-Present) - Page 2 of 2

… politics, and an effort by the residents of the beach neighborhoods to separate themselves from the rest of the city further fueled this sense of…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Timeline of Events

… visits site of the Middleton shipwreck on Higgins Beach; Rodney Laughton, President of the Historical Society, talks with students about the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - HISTORY

The coast is dotted by small, rocky islands and beaches, graceful dunes, and lush marshlands. Two long thin fingers of land create a large, naturally…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 5 of 5

and Mrs. Clayton Laplant Jed Beach, Thesis “Outside Eden”, 2003 Ruth Kidder Papers, DHS Coll.#139 "Bicentennial Calendar", information from DHS…

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Early Maine Photography - Art - Page 2 of 2

… in a tintype of a man seated on a bench on a faux beach with a maritime scene behind him, complete with a sailing vessel and a lighthouse.

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Life on a Tidal River - Resources

Woodsmen and Whigs: Historic Images of Bangor, Maine. Virginia Beach, VA: The Donning Company, 1991. Print.

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Today

… this panoramic vista includes tidal pools, cobble beach and ledges shadowed by fields and a mixed wood forest.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

… William Roberts built a log cabin close to the beach. John Clement, a cooper, brought his family five years later.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… summer experience, including walking on the stone beaches, family bon fire parties, and indoor card and board games, especially Bridge, Canasta and…