Water Department conduit, Sebago Lake, 1924

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Water Department conduit, Sebago Lake, 1924

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Description

In 1924, the Portland Water District replaced the conduit from Sebago Lake to its reservoir in order to provide adequate water to the growing district. The workers may have been using these kilns for construction materials, for example burning limestone to create quicklime, an ingredient in mortar.

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About This Item

  • Title: Water Department conduit, Sebago Lake, 1924
  • Creator: Portland Press Herald Newspaper
  • Creation Date: 1924
  • Subject Date: 1924
  • Local Name: Sebago Lake
  • Town: Sebago
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.1089
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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