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Historical Items

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Item 4200

River drivers, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 8468

River drivers, Maine woods

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 8419

River drivers picking off a jam, Maine woods

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

From there, the river drivers guided the logs to Bangor and boom operators sorted the logs. Finally, the lumberman sawed the logs into lumber for…

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Historic Hallowell - Sweat on the Kennebec ~ Hallowell Steam and Boom Company

Steam and Boom Company, Log Driver's Shack, Hallowell, ca.1890Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Raftsmen often in red shirts, stood on little…

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Lincoln, Maine - Ariel G. Edwards, WW II soldier, Lincoln, 1943

He was both a mail clerk and truck driver during his service. He was discharged September 15, 1945. View additional information about this item on…

My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima