Construction of boom pier on Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893

Contributed by Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Construction of boom pier on Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893

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Description

Workers use a steam-powered derrick to place the last log on top of a boom pier along the Androscoggin River in the winter of 1893. Boom piers were constructed to separate logs that were being floated downriver to go to the different mills. The sloping upstream base of this pier will be covered with heavy planks for protection from the ice.

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About This Item

  • Title: Construction of boom pier on Androscoggin River, Rumford, 1893
  • Creator: Mixer, Charles A.
  • Creation Date: 1893
  • Subject Date: 1893
  • Town: Rumford
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.383 cm x 19.685 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
145 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
(207) 364-2540

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