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Building a boom pier on the Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893

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Building a boom pier on the Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893

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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.

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  • 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: Black and White 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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