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Item 74760

Title: Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station, Wiscasset, ca. 1972

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1972

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Photograph

Item 74756

Title: Bucket crew at work on power lines, 1969

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1969

Media: Photograph

Item 74757

Title: 'No power' sign, 1998

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1998

Media: Paint on cardboard

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Item 86268

Address: Power Plant, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors

Use: Power Plant

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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.


US Peg and Shank Mill, Princeton, 1930

Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.