S.D. Warren Mill, Flood damage, Westbrook, 1896

Contributed by Walker Memorial Library


This image is of the S.D.Warren Paper Mill, in Westbrook, taken just after the March 1896 flood of the Presumpscot river, shows the damage sustained by the mill in the flood.

The S.D.Warren mill was purchased by Samuel Dennis Warren, In 1854, and was a major employer in the Westbrook area. In 1867, the mill was the first in the United States to mix wood pulp with rag pulp as a way to increase paper production. The mill is still in operation, in 2013, as Sappi Fine Papers, with a reduced workforce and a focus on specialty papers and research and development.

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About This Item

  • Title: S.D. Warren Mill, Flood damage, Westbrook, 1896
  • Creation Date: 1896
  • Subject Date: 1896
  • Town: Westbrook
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 17 cm
  • Local Code: Notebook 3, Pg 12
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Walker Memorial Library
800 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04092
(207) 854-0630

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