AUGUSTA — Two Maine groups are getting nearly $250,000 to support maritime history preservation projects.

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Angus King said the National Park Service, partnering with the Maritime Administration, has granted the Wood Island Life Saving Station Association in Kittery $200,000 to repair and preserve the life saving station. Members of the U.S. Navy used the station during World War II to watch for German submarines along the coast.

The Penobscot Maritime Museum is also getting nearly $50,000 to help provide online access to the National Fisherman Collection, which showcases the technological changes made to the nation’s commercial fishery after WWII. The senators’ offices say the project will be the only history of modern fisheries to be publicly available online when completed.

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