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Historical Items

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Item 26261

Wreck of the Steamer Bay State, Cape Elizabeth, 1916

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: 1916-09-23 Location: Portland Media: Postcard

Item 23339

Steamer Bay State, Portland, 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1895 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 5728

Bay State side-wheel steamer ship grounded at Cape Elizabeth, 1916

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1916 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?


Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.


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."

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

… points on the island for the convenience of these steamers and the islanders. Summer resorts built wharves at Ryder's Cove, Hewes Point and Dark…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rustication

… Desert Ferry, in Frenchman Bay, from which a steamer ran to Bar Harbor. The island had already been getting visitors before the steamship service…

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

In 1832 a canal connecting Johnson Bay and South Bay was dug and plaster mills constructed where Jeremiah Fowler employed 125 men.