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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 Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1870

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

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Edith Knight Moulton, ca. 1900

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.


Park Street, Portland, 1886

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."


Flood in Mechanic Falls, ca. 1896

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.

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View of the City of Bangor, 1837

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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Knickerbocker Express, ca. 1938

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.

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Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905

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

Early Railroads in Bangor Resources for the Early Railroads Exhibit: B. O. & M. Cardin, Bob. Old Veazie Railroad 1836, one of America’s very first…