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Historical Items

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Item 69703

Drawing of Eastern Fine Paper, Brewer, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine Date: 1921 Location: Brewer Media: Drawing

Item 14644

Old paper machine, Eastern Manufacturing Co., Brewer

Contributed by: City of Brewer Date: 1921 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Item 14640

Paper Drying at Eastern Manufacturing Company

Contributed by: City of Brewer Date: 1921 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print


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Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.


Making Paper, Making Maine

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. 


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Mills & Paper Industry - Page 2 of 2

January 2004: Lincoln Pulp and Paper and Eastern Fine Paper in Brewer shut down due to financial troubles of the parent company, Eastern Pulp & Paper

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Lincoln, Maine - That Pioneer Spirit

… blow in 1968 with the closure of the Eastern Fine Paper and Pulp Division of Standard Packaging Corporation.