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Category: Nature & Geography, Natural Features, Lakes & ponds

Historical Items

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Item 1010

Sunset on Umsaskis Lake, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1923-06-15 Media: Photographic print

Item 1211

Lake Christopher, Bryant Pond, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Bryant Pond Media: Photographic print

Item 6306

Danforth Pond, Skowhegan, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910-10-23 Location: Skowhegan Media: Postcard


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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.


Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

My Maine Stories

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Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.


Float like a water lily
by Nancy R.

Learning to swim on Wilson Pond in Wayne, and synchronized swimming in college.


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman