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Category: Recreation & Leisure, Outdoor Life, Boats & watercraft

Historical Items

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Item 17557

Sail up Long Lake, 1911

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1911 Media: Photographic print

Item 19205

Yachts, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1900 Media: Postcard

Item 21325

Donald Bryant, Seal Harbor, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Trenton Cemetery & Keeping Society Date: circa 1980 Location: Seal Harbor Media: Photographic print


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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.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."