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Category: Nature & Geography, Maps

Historical Items

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Item 11786

Contested Northeast boundary map, 1843

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1843 Media: Ink on paper, map

Item 12398

Early map of the Sheepscot River, 1816

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1816-01-08 Location: Somerville; Whitefield; Windsor Media: Ink on paper, map

Item 12939

Henry May, James Larking lot, near the Sheepscot River, 1805

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1805-11-25 Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

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Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

Site Pages

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Coasting Law of 1789

The Coasting Law of 1789 'Unity' and 'Margaretta,' Machias, 1755 Unless sailing to an adjacent state, the Coasting Law required that merchant…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 1 of 2

The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation The burning of Falmouth in 1775 by the British was a final straw for many of those…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 2 of 2

The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation The committee sent a similar address to the citizens of Maine urging them to support…