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DELILAH in Winter

DELILAH in Winter

The late Kennedy Crane (Rockland’s Senter-Crane department store) owned this handsome Friendship Sloop and kept her summers off his cottage at Dynamite Beach in Owls Head.

The KLINCK Alongside

The KLINCK Alongside

After languishing at Snow’s in Rockland, a new owner refurbished the George E. Klinck and put her back in service, the final phase being carried out in Camden.

Laid Up in Camden

Laid Up in Camden

Although these three schooners have been tied up for the winter in Camden next to what is now Wayfarer Marine, and are ice-bound, some sails have yet to be taken ashore.

Hauling Day at Snow’s

Hauling Day at Snow’s

The yard crew guides the three-master Edward R. Smith onto Snow’s big railway for caulking and painting on the first day of June, 1940. This 565-ton schooner was built in 1911 in Phippsburg. Catalog Number LB2008.15.25

Launching Day at Snow’s

Launching Day at Snow’s

Carl Beckman’s 79’ dragger slides overboard September, 16th, 1939. Four months later, Clyson Coffin’s 110’ dragger, now in frame beyond Pelican, will be christened as the St. George.

Mexico

Mexico

As paper mills were established at Rumford Falls in the 1890s, many workers and their families settled in Ridlonville in the adjacent town of Mexico.

Brownville Junction

Brownville Junction

Automobiles are quite visible in this view of Main Street in Brownville Junction

Deer Isle

Deer Isle

With the exception of A.O. Goss’s general store at the left, small wooden shops line both sides of Deer Isle’s Main Street in this pre-World War I photograph.

Cranberry Islands

Cranberry Islands

Main Street or Main Road on Big Cranberry Island shows the rural nature of the island

Searsport

Searsport

In nearly a century since this photograph was taken, the trees lining Searsport’s Main Street have disappeared

Belfast

Belfast

Dating from about 1920, this view of upper Main Street in Belfast terminates at the public square

Saco

Saco

Saco and its twin city of Biddeford were among the first Maine communities to become large-scale textile manufacturing centers

Norway

Norway

Of the three commercial buildings in the center of this view of Norway’s Main Street in the 1920s, only the Knights of Pythias Hall at the left now stands.

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor

This circa 1910 view of Main Street, Bar Harbor, captures the appearance of the commercial district of one of America’s leading Victorian summer resorts