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Item 14684

Mary Preble Anderson, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 18721

HMS Monarch, Portland Harbor, 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1870

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 18939

Bar Harbor View Showing U.S. Warships

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1908

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Postcard

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Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.

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Benedict Arnold

Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

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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