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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.

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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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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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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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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.