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Camp Runoia

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Camp Winnebago

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Norcross Heritage Trust

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… their own property, built family cottages and “camps,” and the Ryder’s cove summer community began, with people travelling from as far away as…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Huge shell middens have been found along the shores where natives camped for hundreds of years. After their initial scare by Captain Church's men…

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Poland Spring Preservation Society

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

… builders were responsible for erecting the large summer homes for wealthy summer residents, who spent two to three months here.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Schools

The summer school was often kept by some of the inhabitants’ daughters. The first schools were held in rooms of houses within the district, the…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Early Settlements

It was not until the advent of three summer colonies that the horse and buggy became popular. The automobile was banned from the island until 1933.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Our Resources

Henry Hatch Family, 1991. Summer Cottages: 1890-1930, Earl G. Shettleworth Jr. Published by the Islesboro Historical Society, 1989.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

… 17 of 1933, amidst much controversy between the summer and year-round residents, the Legislature repealed the 1913 law, which opened up the island…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - About Us

… topic within each category; Schools (Education), Summer Resorts (Recreation), Businesses/Cottage Industries (Land Use), Water Transportation…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Champlain Society - Page 1 of 2

The Eliot family had been spending summers in the region since Charles was a young boy. The place was important to him, and he wanted to share the…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War

Bangor Soldiers and Prisoner of War Camps Bangor residents in other Maine Company's like Pvt. Alden Ellis, Lieutenant George Anson and George Varney…

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

The Champlain Society Champlain Society Camp Pemetic, Mount Desert Island, 1881Item Contributed byMount Desert Island Historical Society…

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Stetson Historical Society

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 1 of 3

New York Sportsman's Show booth, 1897 "Camp Oquossoc" displayed expert taxidermy and the latest sporting equipment from all over Maine.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Old House (circa 1820-2013)

… leaving this relatively palatial home and de-camping to the 2-bedroom, 1-bath Old House. The Old House built by John Savage II ca.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Big Thunder

… spent many years traveling there seasonally and camping on the island. While there, his mind was on finding folks to rent his canoes, sport-hunters…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Leonard Trask, the Wonderful Invalid

They spent the third night on cots made from bows under a low shelter of trees before they found the camp.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Guiding Services for Sport Hunters

Parties wishing to Hunt or Camp in Maine can secure an Excellent Guide by addressing Joe Pierpoll, Princeton, Maine, the best Indian guide in the…

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Frye Island Historical Society

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

… went to jobs at the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Bar Harbor during the 1930s helping build the infrastructure for Acadia National Park.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

summer and fall until they established winter camps over the entire Aroostook, upper Allagash and St.