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Item 10522

Kennebec and Sheepscot rivers, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1868

Media: Ink on paper

Item 25720

Summary of river condition, Lewiston, 1948

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

Date: 1948

Media: Ink on paper

Item 69551

Saint John and Fish rivers flooding, Fort Kent, 1961

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston

Date: 1961

Location: Fort Kent

Media: Photographic print

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Flood in Mechanic Falls, ca. 1896

High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

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Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.

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Loading ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1946

Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

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Howard House, Bangor, 1869

Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

The confluence of the Kenduskeag River with that of the Penobscot River beckoned development. Yet, it would be more than a hundred and fifty years…

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Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905

Life on a Tidal River - Welcome

… Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library Welcome! to the Bangor Community Heritage…

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Train station and waterfront, Bangor flood, 1902

Life on a Tidal River - The Great Bangor Floods: 1902 and 1976

Along with ice, logs flowed down the river and created a dam, causing the water to back up. When the water overflowed onto the banks, the Great…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 10 View All

Story

Ogunquit Beach Sonnet

by Shannon Schooley


Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.

Story

It was like a family in the mill

by Arnold R. Couture


I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician

Story

Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970

by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division


Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam