Keywords: river drivers
Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.
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.
From there, the river drivers guided the logs to Bangor and boom operators sorted the logs. Finally, the lumberman sawed the logs into lumber for…
Steam and Boom Company, Log Driver's Shack, Hallowell, ca.1890Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Raftsmen often in red shirts, stood on little…
He was both a mail clerk and truck driver during his service. He was discharged September 15, 1945. View additional information about this item on…