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Category: Transportation, Water

Historical Items

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Item 14563

Pishon's Ferry, Fairfield, ca. 1900

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1900 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 21415

Spite House on Its Way to Rockport, 1925

Contributed by: Camden Public Library Date: 1925-07-26 Location: Rockport; Phippsburg Media: Photographic print

Item 23085

Steerage spindle, Ambajejus, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Ambajejus Boom House Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Ambajejus Media: Wood

Online Exhibits

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The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.


Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 2 of 4

"McCurdy Herring Smokehouse Part I: How They Smoked Herring in Lubec Section 1: A Traditional Process in Traditional Buildings McCurdy…"

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 3 of 4

"McCurdy Herring Smokehouse Section 2: Six Steps in Producing Smoked Herring: 1990 and 1896 Sluicing the herring into wooden tanks."

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 1 of 4

"McCurdy Herring Smokehouse By Edward L. Hawes Introduction Drawn from the collections of the Maine Historical Society, Lubec Historical Society…"

My Maine Stories

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A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference


Backup Captain
by Shannon & Asa Richards

Our family’s deep connections to the maritime and fishing communities


Passing the time during the Pandemic
by Don V

Building a strip canoe

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.