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Boom pier construction, Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893

Contributed by Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Boom pier construction, Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893

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During the winter of 1893, boom piers were constructed on the Androscoggin River in Rumford. Boom piers were constructed to separate logs that were being floated downriver to go to the different mills. The bottom of the pier sits on the bottom of the river.

The workers are using a steam-operated derrick to lift stones up to be dumped into the interior of the Pier.


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  • Title: Boom pier construction, Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893
  • Creator: Mixer, Charles A.
  • Creation Date: 1893
  • Subject Date: 1893
  • Town: Rumford
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black and White Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 12.383 x 19.685
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

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

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