Forest Paper Co. smokestacks, Yarmouth, ca. 1900
Contributed by Yarmouth Historical Society
Workers on rotating shifts produced soda pulp for making paper 24 hours a day.
The process included slicing poplar logs into small chips that were put into large digesters that pressure cooked them. Soda or lye was added at high heat to reduce the chips to pulp. The pulp was then strained or dried and sent off to papermakers all over the world.
- Title: Forest Paper Co. smokestacks, 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): 13 x 18
- Local Code: 1995.71.20
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Yarmouth Historical Society
118 East Elm St., PO Box 107, Yarmouth, ME 04096
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