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Paddlewheel steamer "F.W. Ayer" towing boom, Pemadumcook Lake, ca. 1920

Contributed by Norcross Heritage Trust

The first large steamboat Great Northern Paper Company used was a side-wheel model named F.W. Ayer. It navigated the Lower West Branch Lakes.

One of the steamer's duties was to tow booms of pulp wood, as it was doing near the foot of Pemadumcook Lake.

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  • Title: Paddlewheel steamer "F.W. Ayer" towing boom, Pemadumcook Lake, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Local Name: Pemadumcook Lake
  • Town: T1 R9 WELS
  • County: Piscataquis
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Norcross Heritage Trust
80 Lyme Rd., Apt 353, Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 653-0097
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