History Headline Roundup for 8-9-09

Here’s another batch of history related headlines from around the state of Maine! Click onto the headlines to read the full stories and enjoy! (right click to open in new window)

Pictorial history offers glimpse of Poland Spring

SunJournal.com – Poland Spring-On Wednesday, Aug.12, the Poland Spring Preservation Society will host a book signing for its newly released book, “Poland Spring: Images of America,” at the Maine State …

Historical exhibit

SunJournal.com – Livermore-The Norlands has one of Maine’s largest collections of clothing and textiles. A corset from the 1870s is one of many articles of women’s undergarments on …

Digging For History In Pemaquid

WCSH-TV – A team from the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands and the Maine Historic Preservation Commission has been searching a portion of the site since July 27th. …

Genealogy: Your local roots

SunJournal.com – The Maine State Library’s genealogy collection spans a large geographical area, primarily emphasizing Maine, with good coverage of Massachusetts and New …

Tall ship day sails canceled

Seacoastonline.com –Portsmouth-All of the day sails scheduled for this weekend’s tall ship events were canceled because crews for the two ships originally …

Tall ships sail into the Port City

Seacoastonline.com – The Coast Guard Barque Eagle passes beneath the Memorial Bridge as it arrives in Portsmouth, NH on Friday, August 7, 2009. [View photo gallery]Rich

Tall ships on display in Portsmouth, NH

Fox44 News/AP- Some of America’s tall ships are on display this weekend in Portsmouth Harbor. …

Port City welcomes Tall Ships

The Union Leader -The image of “America’s Tall Ship” heading slowly up the Piscataqua River can bring one back in time 400 years to the …

The arrival of the Tall Ships in Portsmouth, NH

NewHampshire.com – This video was filmed on Friday, August 7, 2009 at the State Pier in Portsmouth, NH. The four tall ships came into town with a parade of sail in the early …

tall times

Wire – Four tall-masted sailing vessels, traditionally known as “tall ships,” will parade into Portsmouth for a weekend of festivities from Friday to Sunday, Aug. …

The (tall) ships are coming! The (tall) ships are coming!

Seacoastonline.com -On Friday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 9 four Tall Ships will pull into Portsmouth: The Tall Ship for the United States of America, The USCG Eagle, …

Tall ships trademark fight sounds like a joke

Seacoastonline.com – If he wasn’t so serious, one might think Bert Rogers, executive director of the American Sail Training Association could be doing a sketch on “Saturday …

Go&Do: Celebrate Maine Festival, The Pretenders and more

Seacoastonline.com – The Black Heritage Trail is a walking and driving tour that highlights more than 350 years of African-American history in the Greater Portsmouth region. …

Muskies, ployes supersized at Fort Kent festival

BDN- FORT KENT, Maine — For this weekend at least, size definitely mattered. From the 12-foot diameter buckwheat pancake to a 20-pound fish, bigger was definitely better — not to mention tastier — … more

Plane found by Canadian divers believed to be Maine-based Catalina lost in 1942

BDN- LONGUE-POINTE-DE-MINGAN, Quebec — Canadian divers have stumbled upon what they believe is the wreckage of a U.S. Army air force amphibious plane that went down in the St. Lawrence River in …

Old sardine factory gets makeover

BDN-LUBEC, Maine — When Victor and Judy Trafford first laid eyes on an empty sardine factory on Johnson’s Bay in Lubec, they looked beyond 100 years of wear, crumbling concrete and peeling paint and …

Schooner Bowdoin celebrates captain

BDN- CASTINE, Maine — The schooner Bowdoin, Maine Maritime Academy’s sail training vessel, was in L’Anse au Loup, Labrador, on Thursday, scheduled to head south down the west coast of Newfoundland today on the last leg of its Celebrating Bartlett 2009 tour of the region.

Fair, weather, friends

BTR- TOPSHAM — Organizers of the 155th Topsham Fair hope for the same thing Mainers and tourists have spent most….

Hearing set for Sept. 14 on fate of Goddard Mansion

TCC- Cape Elizabeth-A public hearing on recommendations for fencing off and partial dismantlement of Goddard Mansion will be held Monday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The recommendations came in a report from the Fort Williams Advisory Commission submitted to the council in April. The FWAC asked for an appropriation of $6,000 from the capital fund balance to pay for fencing off the most dangerous parts of the ruins, with dismantlement to be implemented “as funds become available.”

Schooner Dart gives rum its name

Two factors played a part in Cape Elizabeth’s dealings with rum during the 1900s: President Thomas Jefferson’s embargo of all goods produced outside the U.S. and the War of 1812, which destroyed the local shipping trade. Resourceful New Englanders found a way to survive by turning to privateering—basically government sanctioned piracy….

The Sentinel: Landmark Hotel Celebrates 125th

EA/FV-Southwest Harbor-Through high wind and rain, snow and ice, stifling heat, two world wars, the indignities of depressions, recessions and even the counterculture movement of the 1960s, it has stood strong, silent, watching, waiting – its sturdy walls and graceful porches seemingly holding back the tide of time. The…

Historical and Naval Museum a hidden jewel

Seacoastonline.com- Portsmouth-From the frontier days of the 17th century to the modern nuclear age, Kittery, Maine, has quite literally been at the forefront of history, and this quaint

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