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Category: Maritime, Ships & Boats

Historical Items

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Item 25017

Vista of a Four Master, Mount Desert Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1940 Media: Postcard

Item 4195

The "William H. Conner," Searsport, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Searsport Media: Photographic print

Item 7634

'Chas. W. Parker Jr.' interior, Portland, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1913 Media: Photoprint

Online Exhibits

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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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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.

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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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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? Brunswick Town Meeting Minutes, 1719Maine Historical Society The Pejepscot Proprietors…

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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…

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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 Stories

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Bunkers and Lodges
by Bob Martin & Emily Holdtman Martin

Growing up in Maine, summering in Maine, and how it's changed.

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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

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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 Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

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.