Virtual Exhibits

Fishing Island

Fishing Island

Matinicus in 1900 was all about fishing, as evidenced by the lobster traps piled on the wharf and the grounded-out dories loaded with herring. Fishing still prevails, but the boats sure have changed.

Matinicus Island , ME

Catalog Number LB2013.21.431

Fleet

Fleet

One possible description of this scene is that Belfast’s fancy rental fleet of rowboats and small sailboats, and their owners/skippers, await customers. Another is »Read More

Nearing the End

Nearing the End

The boom times of World War I still prevailed when the 192’ four-masted schooner Freeman was launched in the spring of 1919 from the old Cobb-Butler yard »Read More

Barbershop at Sea

Barbershop at Sea

Capt. Charles A Colcord of Searsport, master of four-masted schooner D.H. Rivers of Thomaston, is having his hair cut atop the vessel’s deckload of lumber while the first mate awaits his turn.

Catalog Number LB2013.21.412

Standing By

Standing By

It’s launching day at East Boothbay’s W.I. Adams yard for the 202-foot, 1,114-ton four-masted schooner Eleanor F. Bartram in 1903. »Read More

Steamer Run

Steamer Run

Launched from Rockland’s Cobb-Butler & Co. shipyard in 1906, the 80-foot steamer MAY ARCHER ran summers from Thomaston to Monhegan »Read More

Transitions

Transitions

Waving good-bye to departing dandies, the finely dressed lady and her yachting friends mark the beginning, in 1902, of Camden’s transition from an industry-based waterfront to one of recreation. »Read More

Then and Now

Then and Now

This is what Stockton Harbor looked like in 1906, with three long new loading wharves jutting out from Cape Jellison’s western shore and fed by Bangor & Aroostoock’s rail lines. »Read More

Hauling Rock

Hauling Rock

Limerock quarried at Rockland was once piled in wagons and hauled by horses and donkeys up the steep slopes. Later on, steam power replaced animals.

Rockland, ME

Catalog Number LB2013.21.365