Contributed by Bangor Public Library
After logs were cut and floated down the Penobscot, they were drawn up short by the boom streched across the river. Here, the logs were identified by the hallmarks cut into them at lumber camps, and separated by owners. In this picture, the ebbing tide has tumbled logs against each other along the bank. The pylons of the boom can be seen in the background in the middle of the river; a chain reached between them to halt the logs.
About This Item
- Title: Log Jam at the Penobscot Boom, Bangor, ca. 1885
- Creation Date: circa 1885
- Subject Date: circa 1885
- Town: Bangor
- County: Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Stereograph
- Dimensions: 8.7 cm x 17.5 cm
- Collection: Vickery Stereo Photograph Collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Booms (Log transportation)--Maine--Bangor
- Log driving--Maine
- Penobscot River (Me.)
- Lumber industry--Maine--Bangor
For more information about this item, contact:Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
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