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Category: Maritime

Historical Items

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Item 103005

Carl A. Garris Jr. with lobsters, Portland, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1926 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 15201

Letter about Alonzo shipwreck, 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1820 Location: Augusta Media: Ink on paper

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Item 82101

Wreck of the Schooner Equater, Biddeford, ca. 1957

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1957 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Cape Elizabeth Shipwrecks

The rocky coastline of Cape Elizabeth has sent many vessels to their watery graves.

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Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

Site Pages

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Friends of Wood Island Light

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

Historical Overview Map of Scarborough with MarshlandItem Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum Scarborough: They Called it…

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.

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Picture This: Life on Hancock St, Bangor Maine
by anonymous

A conversation with Jay Millet, who grew up on Hancock St in Bangor Maine during the depression.