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Item Title Type Subject Creator Publisher Date
[blank]E. Farnham Butler in his office
  • Image, Photograph, Black-and-White Photograph
  • Events, Personal Milestones
  • 2003 c.
Description:
Photograph of E. Farnham Butler in his office at Mount Desert Yacht Yard, circa 2003. On the table in front of him are photographs of boats built by Butler at his yard over the course of his career.
[blank]Collection of Documents
  • Document, Financial, Receipt
  • Businesses, Maritime Business
Description:
Collection of five documents, largely connected with the Clark family of Southwest Harbor. Copy of a charter document, dated 1864, between Nathan Clark and William Underwood, to charter the Schooner Loochoo. Letter from Railway Express Agency, August 16, 1946, to R.P. Clark thanking him for his long service. Letter from Maine Central Railroad, January 29, 1911, to R.P. Clark discussing the terms of his employment as express agent. Telegraph Blank (jokingly?) written for Grace Carroll from the Associated Press, August 6, 1903, warning her of hostile warships in Somes Sound. Receipt for goods purchased by Nathan Clark of Eaton & Lane, Boston, August 15, 1865. Goods include: flour, sugar, rum, good whiskey, butter, ticking, matches [show more]
[blank]Photographs of Main Street Northeast Harbor, circa 1935
  • Image, Photograph, Black-and-White Photograph
  • Businesses, Transportation Business
  • Organizations, Municipal
  • 1935 c.
Description:
6 modern reproduction photographs showing Main Street, Northeast Harbor, circa 1935. Four views show the Municipal Building/Firehouse, and three show fire engines parked in front of the building, including the 1927 American LaFrance Ladder Truck "William S. Grant." Another photograph shows buses parked to the south of the municipal building, belong to Maine Transportation (?), a subsidiary of the Maine Central Railroad Company. Another photograph shows two buses belonging to the Boston & Maine Transportation Company parked behind Manchester Bros. Garage. Another photograph shows the steamer J.T. Morse landing at the steamboat wharf in Northeast Harbor [show more]
88.19.65Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1907-09
Description:
Glass negative for image taken at Mount Desert Rock, Sept. 1907. View shows three young boys in a garden, decorated with several flags, and with a picket fence behind them. The negative envelope notes this garden belongs to Mrs. Newman. Using the other negatives in this collection, the boy in the dark hat has been indentified as Kaspar Murphy, with Lawrence and Arthur Newman to his right. Negative Envelope reads: Mt. Desert Lt. Sta. Sept. 1907 Garden Single Tenement, Mrs. Newman's. [show more]
88.19.64Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Vessels, Ship, Sailing Ship, Schooner
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1907-10
Description:
Glass negative for image taken from Mount Desert Rock. View looks out toward sea from the land, with ledges visible in the foreground, and a three-masted schooner, perhaps called Robert D. Spear, visible in the distance. Negative envelope reads: Mt. Desert Lt. Sta. Oct. 1907 Robert D. Spear Taken from Mt. Desert Rock
88.19.63Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1907-08
Description:
Glass negative for image taken at Mount Desert Rock, August 1907. View looks across the ledges toward the light station, with the double house and tower in the center and to the left. To the right the oil house and bell tower are visible. The negative envelope reads: Mt. Desert Lt. Sta. Aug. 1907 No. 1 b. House, Tower, Oil-house + Bell Tower Looking E.S.E. Not complete
[blank]Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1907-08
Description:
Glass negative for image taken at Mount Desert Rock, August 1907. View looks up from below tideline, with seaweed visible in the foreground. In the center of the image are the tower and double house, with the roof of the oil house to the right, and the bell tower nearby. Negative envelope reads: Mt. Desert Lt. Sta. Aug 1907 No. 2A. Derrick, Boat House + Shop Looking E.S.E. Not complete (It appears that this envelope was reused)
88.19.61Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1907-11
Description:
Glass negative for image taken at Mount Desert Rock, November 1907. View looks back toward the light station, across the ledges. In the center of the image is the tower, with the oil house to the left. Behind the tower the single house is visible to the right, and the double house to the left. The negative envelope reads: Mt. Desert Lt. Sta. Nov. 1907 Lucy M. Dodge Taken S.W. of Tower Opposite Bluff. Developed with Dianol.
88.19.60Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1908-06
Description:
Glass negative for image taken at Mount Desert Rock, June 1908. Image shows the view of Mount Desert Rock, with the light station buildings, as seen from the water. The boathouse and derrick is visible to the left, while the keepers' houses are visible near the tower. To the right the oil house and bell tower may be seen. Negative envelope reads: Mt. Desert Lt. Sta. June 1908 No. 2. View from water Dev. with Si. S. Plate written vertically in pencil: print - 3 m. [show more]
88.19.59Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1907-09
Description:
Glass negative for image taken at Mount Desert Rock, September 1907. View shows the interior of the boathouse, with two men standing alongside the steam engine used to haul boats out of the water. Negative envelope reads: Mt. Desert Lt. Sta. Sept. 1907 Steam Engine Boat House. Mr. Dorgan Mr. Brewer
88.19.58Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1908 c.
Description:
Glass negative for image taken at Mount Desert Rock. Shows view toward light tower with single dwelling visible to the left. Roof of the double-house is visible beyond. This negative is slightly unfocused, and uneven. The negative envelope has nothing written on it
[blank]Plan of Proposed Developments at Northeast Harbor
  • Document, Reprographic Copy, Blueprint
  • Concept, Development
  • Structures, Transportation, Marine Landing, Dock
  • Prentiss & Carlisle Co., Inc.
  • 1937-10
Description:
Plan showing proposed development of Northeast Harbor Marina, October 1937. Plans by Prentiss & Carlisle Co., Inc. of Bangor. Plans suggest the construction of a bulkhead across the area known as Frazier's Cove, with the filling of this area with fill taken from the dredging process. The plan also includes parking areas, new docks, a restroom, club, and shop building, and storage areas. This redevelopment plan was not realized, but the Sea Street are was rebuilt in the 1950s. [show more]
[blank]N.E. Harbor Authority, View from South West
  • Document, Projection, Architectural Drawing
  • Businesses, Maritime Business
  • Gulick - Millard B. Gulick
  • 1938-07
Description:
Photograph of painting signed MBG July 1938 showing the proposed redevelopment of the Sea Street area in Northeast Harbor as planned by Griswold & Gulick, architects of Boston. This proposal was ultimately unrealized, though the Sea Street dock area was redeveloped in the 1950s.
[blank]Motor Boating Magazine, February 1954
  • Publication
  • Recreation, Yachting
  • 1954-02
Description:
Motor Boating Magazine, February 1954 Volume 93, no. 2 Lester Fagans At the Change of the Watch Know Your Rights A Surgeon’s Log (Part One) Manu Kai Beats Them All Nine New Models For 1954 A Woman Skipper Orange Bowl Regatta Jungle Cruise North From Trinidad (Part Two) Movies Princess Finds a Sister Ship Mexico to New York (Part Eight) The Braggart Single-Handed Cruising at 60 Safe Moorings for Extreme Tides Little Maid of Kent What’s New? Underway with the USPS With the Windjammers With the Outboarders Westward Ho! North Florida Notes Under the Blue Ensign Aerojet, a V- Drive Power Unit Sixteen Elected to Gulf Hall of Fame Advertising Index Selected Photographs include: Cover; Table of Contents page 15; Scott-Atwater ad: boat-bailing engine, page 79; a Vinylon ad with Guy Lombardo, page 81; North from Trinidad (a beautiful drawing of a squall), page 34; “Novies” page 37 [show more]
[blank]Yachting Magazine, March 1944
  • Publication
  • Recreation, Yachting
  • 1944-03
Description:
Yachting Magazine, March 1944 Vol. LXXV No. 3 Table of Contents: Cover, “Men Aloft” From a painting by Gordon Grant Frontispiece, “In the Caribbean” Kodachrome by Three Lions Sheets and Halliards, Gone to War, By Rufus G. Smith, Lieut., USCGR The Outboard Has Gone to War, By Crichell Rimington Racing the Sun, By W. C. Keil Pre-Tank Model Testing, by A. E. Luders Workhorse of the Chesapeake, By J. A. Emmett Why Not Try the West Indies? By Herbert L. Stone The Post-War Yacht Keep that Bottom Smooth! By Charles Fisk Sails and Sailmaking, By W. H. de Fontaine The Biography of a Design, By Graham Cameron, Lieut, USNR Design for Dinghy Sailing, By C. Leslie Lewis Plans The Month in Yachting Gadgets and Gilhickies  Selected images include: Cover; Table of Contents, page 21; Ad for Evinrude Outboard Motors (“’Rugged’ is the word … for countless wartime jobs Evinrudes are doing”), page 81; Ad for Henry R. Hinckley & Company in Southwest Harbor (for “post-war boat values”), page 96 [show more]
[blank]Power Boating Magazine, June 1931v
  • Publication
  • Recreation, Yachting
  • 1931-06
Description:
June 1931 issue of Power Boating Magazine, volume 33, number 6. Table of Contents Here at Last - Frontispiece Why Stock Boats? Specifications of Standardized Boats
May the Best Boat Win - Yeah? by Henry Clay Foster Cruising with Confidence - by Hampton Hutton  Chicago Show - Pictures of Look Over Your Fastenings - by Wm. J. Deed, N.A. Winners in Ocean Race Fine Ocean Race Marred by Rules- by John Gibney McAllester All Alone - New Diesel Yacht The Belaying Pin - by A.B. For Fishing and Cruising  Winner Sets Record in Hudson Race Playmates Back Yard Boat Building - Part II- by David O. Woodbury Attractive Small Cruiser New Designs Gadgets & Kinks, An Illuminated Chart Roll- by D.C. Shaw The Service Department Selected Photographs Include: Cover, Table of Contents (page 11), two page spread of typical cruisers (pages 20-21), Back Yard Boatbuilding (page 39), Eclipse Outboard advertisement (page 59), Wheeler Ad
 (inside back cover) [show more]
[blank]Yachting Magazine, April 1959
  • Publication
  • Recreation, Yachting
  • Yachting
  • 1959-04
Description:
April 1959 issue of Yachting Magazine. Volume 105, no. 4 Contents include: The SCYA Midwinter Regatta,  Late Racing News Yachting’s One-of-a-kind Regatta, By Bill Robinson Fitting Out, By J. Kenneth Whitteker One Learns So Much From Boating, By Les. T. Ordeman Handling Powerboats Alongside, By Alex W. Moffat Current Effects in Piloting Contests, By M. L. Hersey “Fuego” Ballard Photos In Racing Trim, By Bill Robinson Outboard Yachting: Outboard Commissioning, By Bob Whittier On the Use of the Trysail, By John C. Cooley The Buenos-Aires-Rio Race, By David Zingg Three Score and Ten, By Sam C. Slaughter One Porpoise-Power! By E. L. Bubb With My Eyes Wide Open, By Gloria Berry Rendezvous, By Robert W. Chase Ladies of the Bridges, By Gordon Grant Waterway Magic, By Irvin Anthony Under the Lee of the Longboat Design Section Month In Yachting Waterfront News Gadgets & Gilhickies More Power to You The Gam News from Yachting Centers With the Racing Classes Selected photographs from this issue include: Cover, Table of Contents (page 3), Article on A.E. Luders 40' Sloop (page 90), Article on Mount Desert Yacht Yard Controversy 28, with references to Farnham Butler. [show more]
[blank]W.S. Brown Account Book
  • Document, Financial, Bookkeeping Record, Account Book, Ledger
  • Businesses, Maritime Business
  • Vessels, Ship, Sailing Ship, Schooner
  • Brown - W.S.
  • 1890 c.
Description:
Account book kept by W.S. Brown, master of the schooner J.S. Butler, and other vessels. Includes references to cargoes carried, ports visited, and men employed on the schooner. Also includes records of expenditures, mostly for food, but some references to items like knives. Brown may be William Sheldon Brown but additional research is needed. The book may have been used at an earlier time, as several pages have be ripped out, and Brown's name is found in pencil with the date of 1880 near the beginning [show more]
1988.19.07Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Vessels, Boat, Sailboat
  • Vessels, Ship, Sailing Ship, Schooner
  • Lucy McMullin Dodge
  • 1907-07
Description:
A Gloucester fishing schooner sails not far from Mount Desert Rock under partial sail. A number of people are visible on the deck, and a stack of dories can be seen between the masts. A large flag has the name of the vessel, which appears to be two words, though only Frances P. M______ is visible. William H. Bunting has (July 2021) identified this schooner as the Frances P. Mesquita, of Gloucester. Built in Gloucester in 1905, she was owned and commanded by Capt. Joseph Mesquita, and was both a successful fishing and racing vessel. She was sold in 1918 to owners from Newfoundland, and sunk by a U-boat that year. The envelope with this negative reads: No. 7 f., Tower, Single Tenement + Double Tenement, Looking N.W." and is likely an envelope reused from another negative. [show more]
88.19.57Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1907-08
Description:
Glass plate negative taken at Mount Desert Rock. View looking out of the double house toward the tower. The window shutters of the tower are all open, and the lens can be seen at the top. Between the tower and the dwelling house, covered walkways are visible Negative Envelope reads: Mt. Desert Lt. Sta. Aug. 1907 Tower. N.G.
88.19.56Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Nature, Animals, Birds
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1907-08
Description:
Glass plate negative taken at Mount Desert Rock looking toward the ocean with gulls visible on the rocks and flying. Negative envelope reads: Mt. Desert Lt. Sta. Aug. 1907 Gulls.
88.19.55Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1908 c.
Description:
Glass plate negative taken at Mount Desert Rock. View shows the granite tower, with broken ledges in the foreground, and the single dwelling to the right. The roof of the double tenement is slightly visible.
88.19.54Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1908 c.
Description:
Glass plate negative taken at Mount Desert Rock. View looking at light station buildings, with brick oil house in the foreground, and granite tower to the right. Behind these structures, the double house is visible. In the distance, to the left, the derrick of the boat slip is visible Negative envelope is blank.
88.19.53Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Nature, Seasons, Winter
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1906 c.
Description:
Glass plate negative taken at Mount Desert Rock, looking across the snow-covered ledges toward the ocean. A building is visible to the left. Negative envelope reads: Mt. Desert Rk. Lt. Sta. Winter - 1906-1907 Surf taken from back door of double tenement.
88.19.52Glass Plate Negative, Mount Desert Rock
  • Image, Photograph, Negative, Glass Plate Negative
  • Structures, Transportation, Lighthouse
  • Dodge - Lucy McMullin Dodge (1862 - 1946)
  • 1906
Description:
Glass negative taken at Mount Desert Rock. This appears to be the earliest negative in the series. July 2021: this negative is being digitized