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The Nation's Playground
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:28:01

With its remarkable coastline, deep-green forest, and rolling landscape, Maine has been a favorite place for visitors for over a century. During the late 1800s, trains and steamboats brought visitors to every corner of the state. Over the last century, tourism has grown into Maine’s largest industry.

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Tourism -- Maine -- History

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Saco & Pettee Machine Shops
Fogler Special Collections, Still Image

Postcard, "Biddeford, Me., Saco & Pettee Machine Shops" The location of these factories, on the edge of a canal, indicates the importance of water power in Maine's industrialization.

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Machine shops
Water power

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Menhaden steamer the Macomber
Maine Historical Society, Still Image

Menhaden steamer B.F. the Macomber, fitted with Portland Company equipment, about 1900.

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Fishing boats -- Maine
Macomber (Ship) -- Photographs
Manufacturing industries -- Maine -- Portland
Metalworking industries -- Maine -- Portland
Portland Company
Shipfitting -- Maine -- Portland
Ships -- Maine

John Dunn's Moosehead Lake 1889 diary
Maine Historical Society, Text

This is a diary kept by John W.G. Dunn about his hunting and fishing trip in the Moosehead Lake area from August through September 1889. His guides were Henry Tremblay and John F. Hildreth.

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Dunn, John W.G.
Dunn, John W.G.(1869-1941) -- Diaries
Fishing -- Maine -- Diaries
Hildreth, John F.
Hunting -- Maine -- Diaries
Moosehead Lake (Me.) -- Diaries
Tremblay Henry

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Tug on the ways, Portland, Maine ca. 1900
Maine Historical Society, Still Image

Tugboat Cumberland out of water near Portland, Maine ca. 1900. This is part of the Portland Company collection including the years 1850-1920. The Portland Co. was an engineering firm and foundry in Portland, Maine. The collection includes engineering plans of locomotives, fire engines, marine engines, and other items manufactured by the company, photos, specification books, account books, printing plates and other memorabilia.

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Cumberland (Tugboat) -- Photographs
Portland Company (Portland, Me.)
Ship Maintenance and repair
Ships -- Repair
Tugboats -- 1900-1910 -- Maine -- Portland -- Photographs

Sale at Auction on account of T.G. Thornton
Maine Historical Society, Text

Auction records of items sold which were aboard the Brig the Boxer and the sale of the Brig itself.

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Boxer (Sailing ship)
Fletcher, Timothy
McLellan, Stephen
Thornton, T. G.

Diary of Capt. John Davison, 1846
Maine Historical Society, Text

John Davison, a schooner captain from Augusta who was involved in East coast trade, kept a logbook of his journeys on the ship Yucatan, 1846.

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Davison, Caleb Henry
Davison, John
Davison, John -- Diaries
Seafaring life -- Description and travel
Ship captains -- Maine
Yucatan (Ship) -- Logbooks

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Lion Locomotive
Fogler Special Collections, Still Image

Photo of a train engine with men and boys seated on the tender and driver's seat, one man standing in front of locomotive. This is the Lion locomotive, which was built by Isaac Hinkley of Boston, completed in 1846. It is the oldest existing American-built locomotive in New England. It was used by the Palmer and Machiasport Railroad to carry lumber between Whitneyville and Machiasport until 1892.

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Bodies In Motion: The Biomechanics of Sports
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:54:36

Using athletics, QUEST takes a fresh look at the way our bodies move. Bridging the gap between research and the playing field, coaches, trainers and athletes themselves discover how to optimize performance and what to do when injury causes that performance to fail.

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Sports -- Physiological aspects
Human mechanics
Human locomotion

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108 mm shell casing manufacture at the Portland Company
Maine Historical Society, Still Image

During World War I the Portland Company manufactured 108 mm shell casings for the United States Army.

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Ordnance industry -- Maine -- Portland
Portland Company (Me.) -- Photographs
Steel industry -- Maine -- Portland
World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Maine -- Portland -- Photographs

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