Contributed by Frank Trask through Hubbard Free Library
The Hallowell Steam and Boom Co. was a logging company established on March 29, 1836. Logs were floated down the Kennebec River from as far away as the Moosehead Lake region to sorting booms, including the Hallowell Steam and Boom Co. Pictured here are five workers outside their shanty. The large amount of rope was used to attach logs to be sent to Gardiner sawmills.
About This Item
- Title: Hallowell Steam and Boom Co., Hallowell, ca. 1895
- Creation Date: circa 1895
- Subject Date: circa 1895
- Location: Hallowell, Kennebec County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 17.5 cm
- Local Code: CP002032
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Booms (Log transportation)--Maine--Hallowell
- Kennebec River (Me.)
- Log driving--Maine
- Lumber industry--Maine--Hallowell
- Group portraits
For more information about this item, contact:Hubbard Free Library
115 Second Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
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