Category: Nature & Geography, Weather & Disasters
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Exchange Street after 1866 fire, Portland
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Stereograph
Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1934 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print
Flooded Main Street, Biddeford, ca. 1870
Contributed by: Dyer Library/Saco Museum Date: circa 1870 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 6
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.
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."
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 PagesView All Showing 2 of 222
Life on a Tidal River - William S. Cohen, The Man and the School
William S. Cohen, The Man and the School William S. Cohen ca. 1944 Item courtesy of the University of Maine Special Collections.
Life on a Tidal River - Dress Up Day
Dress Up Day One of the favorite activities this year has been "Dress Up Day". Both Bill Cook of the Bangor Public Library and Dana Lippitt of the…
Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s
Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s Text by The 7th Grade Maine Studies Students of the William S. Cohen School.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 2
What does a warming climate mean for Maine?
by David Reidmiller
Climate change affects all aspects of life. What does this mean for Maine?
by Matthew Jude Barker
Prejudice in Maine against immigrants dates back to at least the mid-1700s