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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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Water is Music
by P Leone

Throughout her life water has played an important part


A Splash of Water
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

Reminisce of a lifetime on Little Sebago Lake


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.