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Construction of boom pier on Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893

Contributed by Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Construction of boom pier on Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893

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Workers use a steam-powered derrick to place the last log on top of a boom pier along the Androscoggin River in the winter of 1893. Boom piers were constructed to separate logs that were being floated downriver to go to the different mills. The sloping upstream base of this pier will be covered with heavy planks for protection from the ice.

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  • Title: Construction of boom pier on Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893
  • Creator: Mixer, Charles A.
  • Creation Date: 1893
  • Subject Date: 1893
  • Town: Rumford
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 12.383 x 19.685
  • Object Type: Image

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Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
145 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
(207) 369-9039

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