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Category: Military & War, Military Service, Navy

Historical Items

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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

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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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Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Tate House Museum

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My Maine Stories

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Story

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

Story

In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs

Story

Seawolf Outhouse Robbery
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

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