Guiding pulp onto loader, Westport Island, 1957

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Guiding pulp onto loader, Westport Island, 1957

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Albert Lester (in water) and Edwin Cromwell guide pulp wood into a loader. The loader, with an "endless" chain on the bottom of the loader trough punctuated by brackets and powered by a gasoline engine, pulls the logs up from the water to a waiting truck. At the top of the conveyer, workers offload the logs by hand onto the truck.

This load of pulpwood was floated from MacMahan Island to Westport Island across Goose Rock Passage. Cromwell, who owned a sawmill on Westport Island, managed the pulp harvesting operation under the supervision of a forester from the Pejepscot Paper Mill, the pulp's final destination.

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  • Title: Guiding pulp onto loader, Westport Island, 1957
  • Creator: Maine Forest Service
  • Creation Date: 1957-05-16
  • Subject Date: 1957-05-16
  • Town: MacMahan Island, Westport Island
  • County: Lincoln, Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20.5 cm x 25.2 cm
  • Local Code: CromEdw.Photo.7.1957
  • Collection: Edwin Cromwell Family Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Westport Island History Committee
6 Fowles Point Road, Westport Island, ME 04578
(207) 882-8477

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