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Historical Items

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Item 80034

Boom Logs, Greenlaw Chopping Township, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Joyce Carle through Princeton Public Library Date: circa 1955 Location: Greenlaw Chopping Twp Media: slide

Item 80810

The Captain Lewy with Log Boom, Princeton, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Princeton Public Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Princeton Media: Photographic print

Item 33560

Log Jam at the Penobscot Boom, Bangor, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1885 Location: Bangor Media: Stereograph

Exhibits

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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.

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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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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Logging

The Steam and Boom Company was where all the logs got delivered and collected and also contained floating logs timbered from nearby forests.

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Ambajejus Boom House

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Skowhegan Community History - Kennebec River Log Drive

Booms were large logs attached together by a chain. The booms circled the logs, not letting them escape.