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Item 16464

Higgins Saw Mill, Somesville, 1890

Contributed by: Southwest Harbor Public Library

Date: 1890

Location: Somesville

Media: Photographic print

Item 102013

Charles Colby's saw mill, Westport Island, ca. 1907

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee

Date: circa 1907

Location: Westport island

Media: Photographic print

Item 52501

Good Will saw mill, Fairfield, ca. 1930

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: circa 1930

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

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Item 93816

Assessor's Record, Mill and Band Saw, Brown's Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F. E. Irwin Lumber Company

Use: Mill and Band Saw

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Otis Falls Pulp & Paper Mill, Livermore Falls, ca. 1896

Jay & Livermore Falls, Pioneers in Paper Making

Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.


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US Peg and Shank Mill, Princeton, 1930

Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

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.


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Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.

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John MacGregor, Lincoln, 1898

Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

The sawmill engaged in sawing lumber for various reasons, one being sawing white birch for spool bars.

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Sorting gap, North Lincoln, 1910

Lincoln, Maine - Mills & Paper Industry - Page 1 of 2

… be, enough to run the three saws in the two saw mills for five years. In the beginning, all the lumber was used in Lincoln for homes, barns…

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Winter wood supply at Billy Smith's mill, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

This they agreed to do because of the need for boards to build homes. The dam was built, the mill was built and lumber produced here went into the…

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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


If you wanted a good job, the mill was the place to be.

by Brent Gay

Changes in the paper industry, labor strikes, and the community around International Paper's mills


My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum

by Sherry Judd

I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.