Author Archives: Don Taylor

History & Care of Clocks

The Scarborough Historical Society Meeting on  Wednesday, December 6th, will feature Paul Fournier of Scarborough Hollow Clock Works. His business repairs nearly all types of clocks from the 1700s through modern quartz and electrics. His website claims that “cuckoo is spoken there!” Paul is a graduate of the … Continue reading

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Raffle Tickets!

Stop by the Museum and get tickets for our two amazing raffles!             Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Historical Society every Tuesday and the second Saturday each month (December 9th is … Continue reading

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Coming In June – The King Trunk

On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017, Becky Delaware will talk about the contents of the King Trunk, a gem from the collection of the Historical Society and a veritable time capsule of the King family kept by Fidelia King Hawkes, wife of Aaron Hawkes. … Continue reading

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New Library Pages

The Scarborough Historical Museum has an incredible number of books, manuscripts, and other items available to researchers at the museum.  Over the past few weeks, I have tried several different methods to catalog the books we have in one of … Continue reading

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March 1, 2017 Program – Scarborough Woolly Mammoth

Reminder: Program is Tonight – 1 March 2017 The March program will include Wally Fengler who will be talking about the wooly mammoth found on his Scarborough property in 1959.  Initially thought to be an elephant, testing revealed it to … Continue reading

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Black Point School – Class Photo 1934

Left to Right Front Row Percy Nichols, Roger Saywood, Donald Fredericks, Edward Meserve Jr.,  Donald Richardson, Wade Harmon, Clayton Skillings. Second Row Isabelle Harmon, Marguerite Skillings, Betty Brimson, Shirley Libby, Beverly Meserve, Frances Burnson, Deloris Harmon, Eva Swinborn Third Row Miss … Continue reading

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Black Point School – Class Photo 1879

Black Point School – Class Photo 1879  Front Row left to right: Leon Harmon, Dorothy Libby, Anna Lee, Jennie Harmon, Laura Prichard, Teacher Theresa Libby,  Lucy Lee,  Arlene Harmon, Nellie Harmon, Della Carter, Raymond Brown. Second Row:  Ora Bucky, Dollie Carter,  Isa Googins,  Florence … Continue reading

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Bait

Equipment we used Bait In early days lobster fishermen would hand-line sculpin or mackerel to use for bait. Later a bait man, Mr. McCabe, brought filleted redfish from Portland to our river. He had a special dump truck fitted with … Continue reading

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Hauling Winches

Equipment we used: Hauling Winches: Once boats had engines, winches were used to haul traps. A belt attached to the engine’s shaft pulley operated the winch. It was not unusual for rope to get caught in the winch and the … Continue reading

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Bobbers

Equipment we used: Bobbers: Initially, bobbers were sealed glass bottles, usually beer or soda bottles, tied onto one-fathom lengths of rope fastened to the main line. Cork, such as used on nets, was also used. Styrofoam floats have replaced these … Continue reading

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