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Category: Nature & Geography, Weather & Disasters

Historical Items

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Item 1340

Exchange Street after 1866 fire, Portland

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Stereograph

Item 30963

Blizzard, Lubec, January 1934

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1934 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 52201

Flooded Main Street, Biddeford, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Dyer Library/Saco Museum Date: circa 1870 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.


Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."


High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Four Important Women of Bangor

Four Important Women of Bangor Text by The 7th Grade Maine Studies Students of the William S. Cohen School.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World View of the City of Bangor, 1837Item Contributed byBangor Historical Society Lumber along waterfront…

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

Early Railroads in Bangor By William Cook, Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, Bangor Public Library Knickerbocker Express, ca.

My Maine Stories

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Anti-immigrant violence
by Matthew Jude Barker

Prejudice in Maine against immigrants dates back to at least the mid-1700s