Hallowell Steam and Boom Co., Hallowell, ca. 1895

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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.

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