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Historical Items

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Item 74760

Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station, Wiscasset, ca. 1972

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1972 Location: Wiscasset Media: Photographic print

Item 74759

Maine Yankee reactor pit construction, Wiscasset, 1968

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1968 Location: Wiscasset Media: Photographic print

Item 16817

Power Station, Springvale, ca 1905

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Springvale Media: Print from Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 86268

Power Plant, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors Use: Power Plant

Item 88127

Power Plant, Island Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles Brown Use: Power Plant

Item 99007

8-20 Plum Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland County Power & Light Co. Use: Power Plant


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Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.


Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.


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.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889

… had – had a ride in a car propeled by no visible power." His description and the illustration are on page 28 of a scrapbook he wrote in 1888-1889.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - King Farm, Presque Isle, ca. 1920

… probably powered by the sprayer wheels.The potato plants appear to be in blossom, so the photograph was taken sometime in late July, ca. 1920.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 2 of 4

… needed to come to an end, and the power plant was sold to the Central Maine Power Company, which took over maintenance of the plant and supplied…

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life