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Item 23080

Logs awaiting the log drive, Ambajejus, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Ambajejus Boom House Museum

Date: circa 1950

Location: T1 R9 WELS

Media: Photographic print

Item 35509

Log drive, Sheridan, ca. 1903

Contributed by: D'Anne Baillargeon through Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library

Date: circa 1903

Location: Ashland

Media: Glass Negative

Item 23081

Long log pine drive, Ambajejus, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Ambajejus Boom House Museum

Date: circa 1950

Location: T1 R9 WELS

Media: Photographic print

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Steamboats

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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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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Pulp pile, St. Croix Paper Co., Woodland, ca. 1910

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. 

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Skowhegan Community History - Kennebec River Log Drive

The logs sometimes got caught up on rocks, stopping the ones behind or even forcing them under. The loggers used poles, booms and even dynamite to…

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Hallowell Steam & Boom Company, Kennebec River, Hallowell, ca. 1890

Historic Hallowell - Logging

The lombard log hauler would carry forty thousand logs to one hundred thousand logs. It had a ski in the front for snow, two tracks in the back for…

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Dixfield Village as seen from Peru Side, Dixfield, ca.1900

Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 4 of 5

… to the wood industry sporting many a “log drive” in its heyday. Soon Mr. Graves built a tannery, called by the villagers the “bark mill.” It…