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Edwin H. Eddy on visit to logging camp, 1880

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Edwin H. Eddy on visit to logging camp, 1880 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 7, page 194-197.

Edwin H. Eddy's personal account of a visit to a logging camp in 1800. Edwin H. Eddy was 17 years-old when he accompanied his father to the camp, which was located on a tributary of the Penobscot River upstream from Bangor.

The Penobscot river and its branches above Bangor drain 8,200 square miles of land, which is the largest area of land drained by a river in the state. By the mid-1800s, the majority of logging in Maine occoured in the woods along the branches of the Penobscot.

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