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Item 25331

Henry W. Lyon Jr. appointment to Naval Academy, 1903

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum

Date: 1903

Location: Annapolis

Media: Ink on paper

Item 25469

Henry Lyon appointment, 1906

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum

Date: 1906-03-02

Location: Paris

Media: Ink on paper

Item 25471

Harry Lyon commendation, 1920

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum

Date: 1920

Location: Paris

Media: Ink on paper

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John Monroe Dillingham, Freeport, ca. 1861

War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.


George Henry Preble, Portland, 1878

Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.


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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Watch fob, Portland, ca. 1800

Tate House Museum

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How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer

by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy


In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments

by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs


Seawolf Outhouse Robbery

by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.