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A sawmill stood on one side or the other of the outlet of Mill Stream from 1790 until 1939. The Wescott Blacksmith Shop can be see across the dam and Main Street. To a large extent, sawmills defined the early history of Blue Hill by producing wood products from local natural resources for the settlers to build their dwellings and their sailing vessels for shipping out staves, shooks and boards to trade for manufactured goods. For many years, the sawmills ran by water power, when there was sufficient flow, but in the last years a gasoline engine often supplied power and light to work by.
About This Item
- Title: Sawmill at Mill Stream, Blue Hill, ca. 1910
- Creator: Gale Hinckley
- Creation Date: circa 1910
- Subject Date: circa 1910
- Location: Blue Hill, Hancock County, ME
- Media: Photograph on paper
- Dimensions: 19.1 cm x 24.3 cm x - cm
- Local Code: HH PH 0541
- Collection: 9999 Business
- Object Type: Image
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- Sawmills--Maine--Blue Hill
- Forge shops--Maine--Blue Hill
- Streams--Maine--Blue Hill
- Water power--Maine--Blue Hill
- Wescott Blacksmith Shop (Blue Hill, Me.)
- Mill Stream (Blue Hill, Me.)
- Mills--Maine--Blue Hill
For more information about this item, contact:Blue Hill Historical Society
PO Box 710, 3 Water Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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