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Category: Nature & Geography, Weather & Disasters, Snow & ice

Historical Items

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Item 5546

Lubec in a heavy snow, 1880s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Lubec Media: Cabinet photograph

Item 6274

Edith Knight Moulton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 11030

Wall of ice, Bowdoinham, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981-02-18 Location: Bowdoinham Media: Photographic print

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.

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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."