Category: Maritime, Ships & Boats
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 1324
Vista of a Four Master, Mount Desert Island, ca. 1940
Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1940 Media: Postcard
The "William H. Conner," Searsport, ca. 1880
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Searsport Media: Photographic print
'Chas. W. Parker Jr.' interior, Portland, ca. 1909
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1913 Media: Photoprint
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 11
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.
A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915
After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.
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 PagesView All Showing 2 of 168
Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 6 of 7
Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? The Pejepscot Proprietors granted a limited number of free plots of land in Brunswick and Topsham…
Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 7 of 7
Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? Residents on company lands also complained, with considerable justification, about suffering as a…
Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 2 of 7
Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? Plan of the Kennebec River describing the Plymouth patent, ca.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 2
The Joys of Kayaking - Pam's Story
by Pam Ferris-Olson
Pam has kayaked in many special places but her fondest memories are being made on Casco Bay
Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne
Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII
Lesson PlansView All Showing 1 of 1
Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard
Grade Level: 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.