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Historical Items

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Item 52176

Kennebec River, Skowhegan, 1918

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: 1918 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 6406

Kennebec River, South Gardiner, ca. 1883

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1883 Location: South Gardiner Media: Ink on paper

Item 9260

Map of ice houses along the Kennebec River, 1891

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1891 Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

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Historic Hallowell - Kennebec Wire Company

Kennebec Wire Company Wire Mill, Hallowell, ca. 1880Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Out of the many industries along the Bombahook and…

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Historic Hallowell - Commerce on the Kennebec

… Free Library Hallowell’s Commerce on the Kennebec includes treacherous logging on the Kennebec, shipbuilding in Hallowell, very famous Hallowell…

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Historic Hallowell - Seaport on the Kennebec

1890Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library In A Maritime History of Bath and the Kennebec River Region, William Avery Baker pointed out that ...