General Treatments

Bunting, W.H. A Day’s Work: A Sampler of Historic Maine Photographs, 1860-1920. Gardiner, Maine: Tilbury House, 1997 and 2000.

Conkling, Philip and David D. Platt (eds.) Holding Ground: The Best of Island Journal, 1984 – 2004. Rockland, Maine: Island Institute, 2004.

Duncan, Roger F. Coastal Maine: A Maritime History. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1992.

Paine, Lincoln. Down East: A Maritime History of Maine. Gardiner, Maine: Tilbury House, 2000.

Rolde, Neil. Maine: A Narrative History. Gardiner, Maine: Harpswell Press, 1990. Maine industries, including paper, potatoes, lobsters, mills, tourism.

Rowe, William Hutchinson. The Maritime History of Maine: Three Centuries of Shipbuilding and Seafaring. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1948.
Wasson, George S. Sailing Days on the Penobscot: The River and Bay as They Were in the Old Days, with a Record of Vessels Built There, compiled by Lincoln Colcord. Salem, MA: Marine Research Society, 1932.

Whitman, William E.S. The Wealth and Industry of Maine for the Year 1873. Augusta, Maine: Sprague, Owen & Nash, 1873.

Woodard, Colin. The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier. New York: Viking, 2004.

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