Keywords: Kennebec River
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Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1883
Location: South Gardiner
Media: Ink on paper
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.
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.
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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Kennebec Wire Company Wire Mill, Hallowell, ca. 1880Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Out of the many industries along the Bombahook and…
… Free Library Hallowell’s Commerce on the Kennebec includes treacherous logging on the Kennebec, shipbuilding in Hallowell, very famous Hallowell…
1890Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library In A Maritime History of Bath and the Kennebec River Region, William Avery Baker pointed out that ...