Contributed by Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
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Workers build a boom pier on the Androscoggin in the winter of 1893. Boom piers were constructed to separate logs that were being floated downriver to go to the different mills. A ramp and a block-and-tackle is pictured on this pier. The equipment was used to pull up a box of rocks on a sled up to the top of the pier. The rocks were then loaded inside the pier for ballast.
About This Item
- Title: Building a boom pier on the Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893
- Creator: Mixer, Charles A.
- Creation Date: 1893
- Subject Date: 1893
- Town: Rumford
- County: Oxford
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12.383 cm x 19.685 cm
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
145 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
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LC Subject Headings
- Piers & wharves--Maine--Rumford
- Androscoggin River (N.H. and Me.)
- Lumber industry--Maine--Rumford
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