Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.
… "made by the devil for the torturing of racked bateaux." The bateaux had to make it past a triple whirlpool before they got to the falls, smashing…
… Arnold came up the river with many troops and bateaux and crossed the island. Joseph helped them carry boats and objects to the other side.