Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.
John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.
This truck has a hydraulic hoist. It is located behind the backboard at the center of the body. The truck on the left has an electric hoist.
The man operating the hoist would toss grapples onto a barrel on the ground. He would push a button on the loader grip to run an electric motor that…