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Forest Paper Co. boiler room, Yarmouth, ca. 1900

Contributed by Yarmouth Historical Society

These Forest Paper Co. employees in Yarmouth were in charge of the massive boiler room that heated large furnaces dealing with byproducts of soda pulp production.

Dissolved wood components called "black liquor" were boiled down and evaporated until it was the consistency of molasses, then burned at high temperatures until it turned into "black ash" eventually used as landfill in Yarmouth.

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  • Title: Forest Paper Co. boiler room, Yarmouth, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Local Name: Third Falls
  • Town: Yarmouth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 12 x 19
  • Local Code: 2004.74.1
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Yarmouth Historical Society
118 East Elm St., PO Box 107, Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 846-6259
http://www.yarmouthmehistory.org

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