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Item 99449

Lumber schooners on the Penobscot River at Bangor, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Item 9792

B. C. Jordan Lumber Co., Alfred, 1919

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 29330

Lumber piled on town wharf, Blue Hill, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print


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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.


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.


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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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

… and where was the cargo shipped to? The products shipped were: granite, wood ashes, lumber, sheep, chickens, and ice, according to Sam Webber…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

… byBangor Public Library The Decline of Lumber The lumbering industry of Bangor started to take a decline in the late 1800s.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids at the quarry

… 3rd-5th grade Swan's Island students found these artifacts near the site of a blacksmith's ship at Baird's Quarry in Minturn, Swan's Island.