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Historical Items

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Item 80693

Boom pier construction, Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1893 Location: Rumford Media: Photographic print

Item 80692

Construction of boom pier on Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1893 Location: Rumford Media: Photographic print

Item 78691

Boom pier construction, Rumford, 1893

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1893 Location: Rumford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Western Maine Foothills Region - Building Boom and Piers above the Falls

The booms were used to channel the logs (keeping them together) down the river to the mills. The spikes anchored the logs or timbers together in the…

My Maine Stories

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Story

The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.