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Item 21141

Hand cranked timber bore, New Sweden, ca. 1880

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: New Sweden

Media: wood, steel

Item 101038

Rolling logs, Lovewell Pond, 1939

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston

Date: 1939

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Photographic print

Item 11985

James Irish Letter to Samuel Cook, June 12, 1826

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1826

Location: Houlton; Houlton; Fredericton

Media: ink on paper

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Item 96709

Verrill Street Lot 216, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Sophia Drummond

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Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

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.

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Leaving the start gate at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971

World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

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Shepard Cary, Houlton, 1805-1866

Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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Stacked long lumber, Starbird Lumber Co., Strong, ca. 1957

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

… lumber of all dimensions was produced at Starbird Lumber Co. in Strong, including timbers, framing, finish, flooring, sheathing and siding.

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Stacked long lumber, Starbird Lumber Co., Strong, ca. 1957

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… lumber of all dimensions was produced at Starbird Lumber Co. in Strong, including timbers, framing, finish, flooring, sheathing and siding.

Site Page

Hallowell Cotton Mill, Academy Street, ca. 1885

Historic Hallowell - The Cyclone of 1895

Timbers, bricks, gravel, and tarred paper began to fly around his head as Brown ran to the other end of the mill.