Category Archives: Transportation

1. Airports & airplanes
2. Automobiles
3. Horse drawn vehicles
4. Railroad
1) Oak Hill Station
2) Pine Point Station
3) Railroad articles
4) Railroad miscellaneous
5) Scarborough Beach Station
6) West Scarborough Station
5. Roadways
1) Black Point Road
2) Old Blue Point Rd
3) Old Neck Road
4) Pine Point Road (& Pine Point)
5) Pleasant Hill Rd
6) Road maintenance
7) Road signs
8) U.S. Route 1
6. Ships
1) Delia Chapin
2) Fannie & Edith
3) Howard W. Middleton
4) Oakley Alexander
5) Sagamore
6) Washington B. Thomas
7. Trolleys

An update to “Shipbuilding in Scarborough”

By Don Taylor, Historian I wrote a short article about Shipbuilding in Scarborough for the July/August 2022 issue of Owascoag Notes. In it, I included a photo of the barque Oak Hill. I also posted the article to the Historical … Continue reading

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Naming the Two Rod Road

FROM THE EPHEMERA….          By Linda Snow McLoon There are a number of ways various roadways in Scarborough got their names. In early times, roads were often named after a family who lived on the road – the Fogg Road, … Continue reading

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Arguments of Men of Scarboro at Augusta

[Transcription of a letter to the editor, ca. 1902] To the Editor of the Argus:      I was much interested in the arguments of the men of Scarboro at Augusta yesterday, as to what the electric road could and … Continue reading

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Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks – Part 1 of 2

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Don Googins Scarborough has always been a place where going to sea and fishing are a part of life. At one time ships, boats, and smaller watercraft were … Continue reading

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Transportation Through the Years – Part 3 of 4

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Joseph W. Sno Aviation: When Flight Was Still a Novelty Scarborough Airport Scarborough airport, actually the Portland Airport, was dedicated on 28 and 29 September 1928. An air … Continue reading

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Historical Overview – Part 3

Page 3 of 4 Text by Mary B. Pickard The Twentieth Century By 1902 Scarborough had electricity, and electric cars (trolleys) replaced horsecars. There was great excitement that July when the rails of the Biddeford and Saco Railroad Company were … Continue reading

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