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Launch Day

Launch Day

With her scrollwork complete but the cabins and wheelhouse only in frame and her machinery yet to be installed, the steamer MONHEGAN splashes down the ways

Steam Tug

Steam Tug

Capt. John I. Snow’s lovely little steam tug SOMMERS N. SMITH at idle between her berth at the Snow Shipyard wharf (where the photographer stands)

Haul Out

Haul Out

Where Wayfarer Marine’s Travelift now operates, the Camden Yacht Building & Railway Co. used to have two railways, one of them with enough capacity

Drifting Ashore

Drifting Ashore

The three-masted schooner Nathan F. Cobb was both built and owned in Rockland. Launched in 1890, this 167-footer was only six years old

Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Bucksport, Maine 804

Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Bucksport, Maine  804

One of the Eastern Steamship Company sister ships, Belfast or Camden, passes under the Waldo-Hancock Bridge on its Bangor to Boston route on the bridge’s opening day

Northport, Me

Northport, Me

Bayside in Northport was originally a Methodist summer camp, where thousands gathered for two weeks in late August and early September for preaching, edification, entertainments

Tourists Inn, Searsport

Tourists Inn, Searsport

Located on Route 1 on the north side of Searsport, the Tourists Inn and Cabins was among several cabin colonies in the area that offered a lodging alternative

A Port Clyde Lobster

A Port Clyde Lobster

Maine vacationers have always liked to send postcards of lobster traps, lobster boats, and lobsters. This one must have received lots of attention in the 1920s.

View at Crescent Beach, Me 122

View at Crescent Beach, Me  122

The lighthouse and sandy beaches at Owls Head have attracted summer visitors for generations. At Crescent Beach, a summer colony began to take root in 1895

Chapel, Maple Grove, Searsport

Chapel, Maple Grove, Searsport

Christian camp meetings had a huge following from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. Some were small and transient, while others, like Bayside in Northport

Lobster Pound, Lincolnville Beach 40.

Lobster Pound, Lincolnville Beach  40.

A lobster dinner is a much-anticipated part of the Maine experience for vacationers. When touring by automobile became popular, small roadside eateries lured travelers with lobster holding tanks