Maine History newsclips….

Bates prof, historian stricken after race
LEWISTON – Bates College professor emeritus Douglas Hodgkin was recovering at a Portland hospital Tuesday from an apparent heart attack after running a half-marathon Sunday.

Dock to head development (Bethel Historical Society)
BETHEL – James Dock of Auburn has been appointed as development director of the Bethel Historical Society’s Regional History Center.

Saving history, piece by piece (Abyssinian Meeting House, Portland)
Coffee-colored timbers drifted slowly through the air, balanced at the end of crane straps, to a flatbed trailer waiting below.

Penobscot Marine Museum to host antiques appraisal
Penobscot Marine Museum is hosting an antiques appraisal event from noon to 5 p.m. Friday.

Maine author to speak about maritime history
Maine author James L. Nelson will speak about maritime history and his most recent book, “George Washington’s Secret Navy: How the American Revolution Went To Sea,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Waldoboro Public Library.

Castle Tucker to open at 11 a.m. Columbus Day
Castle Tucker will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Columbus Day with hourly tours until 3 p.m.

Historical society to host quilt show on Saturday
The Limington Historical Society will host a quilt show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the old town hall at 297 Sokokis Ave., routes 11 and 117.

Old tractors line up for Plow Day at farm
We may be approaching the year 2009, but the Maine Antique Tractor Club prefers to celebrate the machinery of 50, 60, even 80 years ago. With some 800 members across the state, the club displays old John Deere, Farmall, Oliver, Cockshutt and other obscure vintage farm machinery at area fairs and parades.

Milling around Maine
Historic mills now destinations for shopping, food and cultureThe cavernous brick mills where tens of thousands of Maine people made their living from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s now hum with a different kind of activity and purpose.

Divers shed light on wreck of Portland
Captain Hollis Blanchard was at the helm of the steamship Portland when it went down off the coast of Massachusetts in November 1898. Nearly 200 perished

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