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Historical Items

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Item 10522

Kennebec and Sheepscot rivers, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1868 Media: Ink on paper

Item 25720

Summary of river condition, Lewiston, 1948

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: 1948 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 69551

Saint John and Fish rivers flooding, Fort Kent, 1961

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: 1961 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print


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Student Exhibit: Logging on Kennebec River

I became interested in the Kennebec River log drive when my grandfather would tell me stories. He remembers watching the logs flow down the river from his home in Fairfield, a small town along the Kennebec River.


Student Exhibit: Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.


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.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

The confluence of the Kenduskeag River with that of the Penobscot River beckoned development. Yet, it would be more than a hundred and fifty years…

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Life on a Tidal River - Welcome

… Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library Welcome! to the Bangor Community Heritage…

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Life on a Tidal River - The Great Bangor Floods: 1902 and 1976

Along with ice, logs flowed down the river and created a dam, causing the water to back up. When the water overflowed onto the banks, the Great…

My Maine Stories

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Hand carrying water in Marshfield
by Dorothy Gardner

Ways of getting water in rural Maine. From fetching water from a stream to having a well.


Picture This: Life on Hancock St, Bangor Maine
by anonymous

A conversation with Jay Millet, who grew up on Hancock St in Bangor Maine during the depression.


Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life