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Item 18992

Electrical line crew, 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Media: Photographic print

Item 74822

CMP, IBEW labor agreement, 1947

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1947

Media: Ink on paper

Item 201

CMP storefront, Rockland, 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1930

Location: Rockland

Media: Photographic print

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Ice Storm, Academy Street, Hallowell, 1998

Historic Hallowell - Central Maine Power

… 1998Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library CMP Overview CMP crews are the reason Maine isn’t still a disaster area.

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Academy Street ice damage, Hallowell, 1998

Historic Hallowell - Ice Storm Day 2

CMP had to restore power to over 250,000 customers 3. 500 CMP operators taking calls made 1.5 million transactions 4.

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Ice Storm Works Cited Page

Peaslee. “Day 5.” n.d.:  N. pag. Cheever, Dave. “CMP attacks lines in frigid battle.” Kennebec Journal, 11 Jan. 1998, Storm Edition: Day 3, sec.