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This Strange Stone Tower on a Tiny Maine Island Was Refuge for Shipwrecks

It's appearance is almost jarring against the otherwise flat landscape of the island and the rolling ocean waves.

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Instagram via ar.i.elle
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Prisoner Artwork in the Cells of an 1800s Jail in Wiscasset, Maine Will Give You the Creeps

On the side of the road in a quiet residential area in Wiscasset, Maine stands one of the oldest remaining jails in the state.

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This Historic Island for Sale in Casco Bay Has a Fascinating Military and Government History

House Island has sat on the market for over a year looking for the right buyer to take on the unique property as their own.

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Watch: Emmy Nominated Video On The History Of Portland, Maine

We know about the 4th of July fire that destroyed the city in 1866, but did you know that Portland was destroyed by Native Americans twice during the colonial times...

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MaineMemory.net/Nylander Museum
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Where Did Mainers Buy Their Groceries 100 Years Ago?

These photos are a portal to Maine days gone by when grocers wore white aprons and elaborate frozen dinners were decades away.

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America’s First Chewing Gum Factory Was Right Here In Portland

Did you know the very first chewing gum factory was built in Portland? Back in the early 1850's businessman John Bacon Curtis saw a market for chewing gum and set up shop at 291 Fore Street, now the Hub Furniture building...

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Facebook via Maine Maritime Museum
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Explore the Graveyard of Famed Sea Captains and Shipbuilders in Bath, Maine

The City of Ships is loaded with nautical folklore and stories of salty sailors. One of the city's oldest and most famous cemeteries, Oak Grove Cemetery, is the final resting place of these famed captains and shipbuilders.

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Maine State Museum Archives
Maine State Museum Archives
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A Forgotten Maine Island Has a Disturbing and Controversial History

In the early 1900s, the Maine government determined that Malaga was a scar on the face of Maine's picturesque tourism industry and it was wiped out, never to be inhabited again.

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WATCH: Wadsworth-Longfellow House Attic Has Mysterious Scribblings by Henry

The Wadsworth-Longfellow House offers guided tours but some areas are not open to the public. With the help of Kathleen Newman of the Maine Historical Society, we learned that the best kept secrets are found in the attic.

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Photo by Dan D'Ippolito
Photo by Dan D'Ippolito
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Portland Photographer Captures Wadsworth-Longfellow House Like You’ve Never Seen it Before

The Congress Street home is now a museum and tours are available through the Maine Historical Society, but some areas are not accessible on these tours. Dan captured the space in a way that many aren't able to see.

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