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Historical Items

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Item 100380

Forestry fire lane, MacMahan Island, 1957

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1957-05-16 Location: MacMahan Island; Westport Island Media: Photographic print

Item 100557

Spruce stand, MacMahan Island, 1957

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1957-05-16 Location: MacMahan Island; Westport Island Media: Photographic print

Item 100555

Managed clear cutting, MacMahan Island, 1957

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1957-05-16 Location: MacMahan Island; Westport Island Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

Exhibit

Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

Exhibit

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Working in Maine

Del was a supervisor of tree forestry for thirty-seven years. He managed the timber and recreation resources and campsite wildlife for Baxter State…

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Historic Hallowell - Day 8

The ice storm had damaged public utilities, forestry, private property, and industries and the damage amounted to hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Maine Conservation Corps

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

My Maine Stories

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My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine
by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.