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|1722||Smallidge Family Wherry|
Wherry (rowboat) built by Captain Asa Smallidge (1832-1904) of Northeast Harbor likely in the 1870s The wherry is of lapstrake constrcuction and is painted white on the outside and grey inside. In the stern is a large U-shaped seating area, and spread between this and the bow are four rowing stations. A hole in the forward most seat appears to have been intended for a mast, but the hull shows no signs of a rudder or centerboard. The metal fittings for oarlocks at the forward-most rowing station have been removed and a piece of wood installed in their place. The center thwart is a recent replacement for an original that was lost . According to family lore, this wherry was used by L. Belle Smallidge (born 1871, later Belle Smallidge Knowles) when she was a young woman and using this wherry, the Smallidge family rowed from Northeast Harbor to Southwest Harbor to attend church services. It was not until 1882 that St. Mary's by the Sea opened in Northeast Harbor. Temporary images [show more]
|1721||Cast iron ship's bell|
Cast iron ship's bell with partial detached yoke. The bell has a large crack and is covered with rust. The bell was retrieved by Harold Walls (1913-2000), a fisherman from Otter Creek, who retrieved it around 1958 or 59. Walls went fishing after a large storm, and found many buoys and lines tangled together. Instead of dealing with them at sea, he towed the tangle to Otter Creek to deal with it. This bell was found in the tangle. It is not clear how the bell ended up in the ocean and the exact location of the tangle is not now known. Temporary image [show more]
|1720||Engine Order Telegraph Receiver|
Engine Order Telegraph Receiver, likely from an engine room, mounted on a mahogany plaque. The receiver is polished brass, and glass covers a painted face. The face appears to have been repainted, and some of this paint has faded. The face is labeled Pierrot, but research has yielded no information about this company.
|1719||Wooden box and six quart bottles from Mt. Desert Island Dairy|
Wooden box with lid and handle containing six glass milk bottles from Mt. Desert Island Dairy The box has a lid and lock, and is painted dark green. Writing on the outside appears to be stenciled in a pale yellow color. The interior is unpainted Writing on the lid reads: "Mt. Desert Island" and "Mt. Desert Island Dairy, Bar Harbor, Maine" is written on the front. The ends are labeled 6 QT. Six glass quart bottles are stored inside the box [show more]
|1716||Wooden Lobster Buoy|
Wooden Lobster Buoy carved by Russell Lawson. The body of the buoy is a deep orange color and the handle is white. A rope loop extends from the end.
|1715||Wooden Lobster Buoy|
Wooden Lobster Buoy, painted green and orange. The buoy is somewhat conical in shape, and has a hole through the center of it for a rope. The broader part (the top when floating in the water) is painted green, and the lower part is orange. Carving in the outer edge of the buoy reads: NEW 1400
|1714||Shipping box lid|
Lid from a wooden shipping box sent to F.E. Manchester, an electrician, in Northeast Harbor. The lid consists of four planks and two crosspieces. Written in back ink is information about the recipient: F.E. Manchester Northeast Harbor Maine Ex Paid - refers the the cost of express shipping being paid Stenciled text reads: Sunbeam - Tungsten Glass Handle-With-Care don't-Drop The crate likely contained a tungsten lamp or fixture. Affixed to the front of the crate are two paper labels. One reads is from American Express and contains the shipping cost that appears to be $.95 or $9.5 The other is from Earle and Prew's Express from Pawtucket R.I. [show more]
|1571||American Legion men standing next to the Firehouse, Northeast Harbor|
Members of the Lurvey-Wright Post of the American Legion standing to the south of the firehouse, Northeast Harbor. A key accompanying this photograph gives the names of some of the men, including Lyle Wescott, Jack Reynolds, Gerald Sr. [Gerald Norwood, Sr], Arthur Walls, Zip Ober, James Bunker, Larry Wass, Bill Cripps, John Manchester, Arthur Eaton, H. Suminsby, and ____ McCrae.
|1713||Framed photograph of Bunker & Ellis lobster yacht, Rambler|
Framed and mounted photograph of Bunker & Ellis lobster yacht, Rambler. Rambler was the third boat built by Bunker & Ellis for Thomas Reath of Philadelphia and Northeast Harbor, and was launched in 1957. The boat is seen passing a bell bouy painted with the number 15. This image is temporary.
|1592||Yachting Cap worn on A. Atwater Kent, Jr.'s boats|
Yachting cap with stitched emblem that incorporates the burgee of Philadelphia's Corinthian Yacht Club on the left (triangular burgee with white background, red cross, and blue corner) and A. Atwater Kent, Jr.'s personal signal flag on the right (red field with a blue K outlined in white). Label inside the hat indicates that it was sold by Zeidel Uniforms of Port Washington, Long Island, New York and West Palm Beach, Florida.
|1712||Sign for Pine Bough Antiques|
Wooden sign for Pine Bough Antiques, an antiques and rare book shop operated by Rick and JoAnne Fuerst from 1976-2018. The store was located at 117 Main Street, Northeast Harbor. This sign hung off the front of the building and is therefore double sided. Looking at the two sides, green painted frame on one side is more weathered than the other. The two-sided sign has green lettering and a green frame, and pine bough is painted in the upper left corner. [show more]
|1711||Sign for Wikhegan Old Books|
Wooden sign for Wikhegan Old Books, a rare book shop operated by Rick and JoAnne Fuerst from 1976-2018. The store was located at 117 Main Street, Northeast Harbor. This sign was removed from the building before the business closed, when books were sold from Pine Bough Antiques The sign is two sided and appears to have had a brown frame, which no longer survives. Brown paint appears beneath where the frame would have been.
|1706||Cast iron wrapping paper stand with twine attachment|
Cast iron stand, with wooden rod and spool of twine. This was used by David Stanley at Stanley's Fish Market, Northeast Harbor, to wrap fish for customers. The cast iron stand has raised letters reading CUTTER BOSTON on the inside of one leg. A spool of white twine accompanied this stand when it was given to the museum, but there was no longer any paper.
|1705||Hand painted SEA FOOD sign|
Hand painted sign reading SEA FOOD. Sign is painted on Masonite (or a similar product) and has a white background and black letters. The front of the sign is scratched and shows signs of age. The sign came from Stanley's Fish Market, Northeast Harbor, operated by David L. Stanley. To see a photograph showing this sign or one like it, go to https://nehl.digitalarchive.us/items/show/5993
Ice tongs from Stanley's Fish Market, Main Street, Northeast Harbor These ice tongs were used by David Stanley (and likely his father before him) to move large blocks of ice in the fish market. They are heavily rusted.
Ice tongs from Stanley's Fish Market, Main Street, Northeast Harbor These ice tongs were used by David Stanley (and likely his father before him) to move large blocks of ice in the fish market. They are heavily rusted. There appears to be writing on one arm, but the rust makes it impossible to read.
|1707||Hand painted sign, "LOBSTERS LIVE OR BOILED"|
Hand painted sign reading "LOBSTERS LIVE OR BOILED" Sign was used in the window of Stanley's Fish Market, Main Street, Northeast Harbor, operated by David L. Stanley. The sign consists of painted wood, with black letters on a white background. It is heavily abraded but still legible. There are visible screw holes on the front, with two vertical braces on the back. To see a photograph of this sign in the fish market go to: https://nehl.digitalarchive.us/items/show/6266 [show more]
|1576||Luere Babson Deasy|
Luere B. Deasy was born on February 8, 1859 in Gouldsboro to Daniel and Emma L. (Moore) Deasy. He was educated at the State Normal School in Castine. He did not attend college, but received a law degree from Boston University Law School. Deasy was admitted to the Bar in 1884. Prior to sitting on the Court, Deasy practiced in Bar Harbor. Deasy served as President of both the Hancock County Bar Association and the Maine State Bar Association. He was elected to the Maine State Senate and served as its President. Deasy was appointed an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court by Governor Milliken on September 25, 1918. On October 1, 1929, he was appointed Chief Justice by Governor Gardiner. He served as Chief until his retirement on February 7, 1930, when he returned to private practice in Bar Harbor. Deasy died on March 13, 1940, in Portland, at the age of 81. Sources: In Memoriam, Luere B. Deasy, 138 ME 371; James H. Mundy, Presidents of the Maine State Senate from 1820, Secretary of the Senate of Maine, 1979. See also article about Deasy at: http://mdihistory.org/wp-content/uploads/Horner.pdf [show more]
|1699||Reefer Jacket, or Reefer Coat|
Reefer Jacket, also known as Reefer Coat, a common article of clothing worn by seamen and sailors in the nineteenth century. Jacket is double-breasted, with velvet trim, and has ten metal buttons.
|1581||Hooked rug with diamond pattern|
Hooked rug with diamond pattern 38"x60"
|1120||Fire Chief's Hat|
|1415||Badge. Northeast Harbor Fire Deparment. Original owner Eliot Kimball.|
|1266||Sign. Fire Alarm Call Zones|
|1241||Fire Alarm Call Chart|
|1112||Schooner Frank Brainerd|
Framed picture of the Frank Brainerd with a deck load lumber. Sticker on the back of the frame reads: Frank A. Bigelow, Inc. 11 Bromfield St., Boston, Mass.