Maine: An Encyclopedia

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February 7, 2018
Images and/or text changed: Please go to Fisheries for the full list.
Other Article Updates: Commercial Fisheries, Bath, Sherman, Falmouth

January 19, 2018
Images and/or text changed:  See a linked list of high school sports and championships.

January 1, 2018
New Articles: Dead River, Jim Pond Township, Leaf-footed-bug
Images and/or text changed: Avon, Brighton, Coplin Plantation, Dresden, Eustis, Flagstaff Township, Gardiner, Hampden, New Vineyard

December 14, 2017
Images and/or text changed: Bar Harbor, Bath, Kennebunkport, Boothbay Harbor, Orrs Island, Pemaquid, St. Agatha, Roosevelts in Maine, Clyde Smith, Margaret Chase Smith, Wallace White, Winslow, York

November 27, 2017
New Articles: Alder Stream Township, Kibby Township, T 22 MD Township
Images and/or text changed: Rachel Carson, Cultural Resources, Dallas Plantation, Eagle Lake, Eagle Lake Township, Forestry, Herseytown TownshipKingfield, New Portland, New Vineyard, Sandy River Plantation, Township C, Township E, Weld

October 21, 2017
New Articles: Coburn Gore
Images and/or text changed: Belgrade, Chain of Ponds, Kingfield, Sidney, Vassalboro

September 28, 2017
New Articles: None
Images and/or text changed: Appalachian Trail Map, Baxter State Park, Brunswick, Frenchtown Township, Gorham, Gray, Island Falls, Litchfield, Mattawamkeag, Narrow Gauge Railroads, Northeast Carry Township, Patten, Penobscot River West Branch & Lobster Lake

August 13, 2017
New Articles: Freeport Historic Register.
Images and/or text changed: Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Freeport, Harrison, Matinicus and Criehaven Islands, Pownal, Rumford, South Freeport, Westbrook.

July 17, 2017
New Articles: Fireflies, Fruits, Katahdin Woods and Waters, Lynchtown Township, Parmachenee Township
Images and/or text added:
Agriculture, Avon, Lincoln Plantation, Madrid, Phillips, Rangeley, Roosevelts in Maine, Presidential Visits, Rumford, Skowhegan, Thoreau, Percival Baxter.

June 19, 2017
New Articles: Brown-tail Moth, Lang Township, T2 R9 WELS, Woodchucks
Images and/or text added: Bald Mountain Township T2 R3 BKP EKR, Bald Mountain Township T4 R3 NBKP, Bancroft, Carrying Place Township, Carrying Place Town Township, Eastern Phoebe, Egrets, Glenwood, Graduation Rates, Gray Catbird, Monson, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Sebastian Rasles, Township D.

May 25, 2017

New Articles: George H. Bass, Ripogenus Dam, State Budget 2014-2015, Elizabeth Strout.
Images and/or text added:
African Americans, Augusta Historic Register, Chesuncook, Gardiner, Greenville, Biting Insects, Poland, Railroads, Richmond, Roosevelts in Maine, Rumford, William Wingate Sewall, Talmadge, Thomaston, Topsham, Waldoboro, Waltham, Washburn, Waterville, Westfield, Vinalhaven.

April 19, 2017

After a review and edits of 940 articles, a statistical summary has been posted to the facebook site above. The following are some that had significant changes, including updating obsolete videos:

Brewer, Dyer Brook, East Machias, Fort Fairfield, Gardiner, Grafton Township, Island Falls, Isle au Haut, Freeport, Lincoln, Lisbon, Livermore Falls, Mars Hill, Madison, Oakland, Pittsfield, Poland, Presque Isle, Readfield, Riley Township, T1 R4 WELS

February 20, 2017
New Articles: Lighthouse Photo Gallery, Soldiertown TWP Somerset
Images and/or text added:
Appalachian Trail, Belfast, Bethel, Boothbay Harbor, Bradford, Bremen, Bridgewater, Bristol, Brooks, Brooksville, Butterflies, Calais, Constitutional Amendments List, Fairfield, Farmington, Frenchboro, Grouse, Katahdin Winter, Litchfield, Pittston, Pittston Academy Grant, Poland,Rank of Maine Education, Rockwood Strip, South Portland, South Thomaston, St. George, Weld, Winter Harbor

January 13, 2017
New Articles: Amendments to Maine Constitution
Images and/or text added:
Abandoned, Abortion, Acadia National Park, African Americans, Agriculture, Alna, Abbot, Citizen Initiatives, Congressional Districts, Electoral College, Oliver Otis Howard, Matinicus and Criehaven Islands, Political Party Balance in the Legislature, Political Party Enrollment, Presidential Election Results, Princeton, Ellis Spear, Women Membership in the Legislature


The Encyclopedia began in 2000 with a few hundred articles distributed by CD-ROM. Over the years it expanded to DVD’s to accommodate more articles, videos, and higher resolution still images. Since July 2012 it has been available free on the Internet!

In 2015 it had over 2,000 articles, including over 900 articles on individual cities, towns, plantations, and townships; and 300 brief biographical sketches of Maine artists, authors, and politicians; over 5,000 “additional resources” references in articles; over 7,000 original still photos (90%+) and public domain images; over 175 brief videos/slide presentations, and scores of graphic charts. 3,700+ internal links connect people with events, places with people, etc. [see recent statistical update at]

The Encyclopedia is a dynamic project, with a commitment to continuous improvement and development. Enjoy, and feel free to provide comments.

– Jim Henderson

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