The "Spednic," Princeton, ca. 1960

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The Spednic was a boat used to tow booms of pulpwood downstream through Grand Falls Flowage in Princeton. It was one of two or three boats owned and operated by St.Croix Pulp and Paper to control the flow of pulpwood from Big Lake to the mill below in Baileyville. The Spednic was used on the south, or downstream, side of the bridge between Princeton and Indian Township, and the Big Lake was used upstream of the bridge. During the years that these boats were in operation it was impossible for boats of this size to pass under the Route 1 bridge.

In the picture, taken by Roy Smith of Princeton, a crane was used to lift the Spednic out of the water so that the drive shaft could be repaired. Smith recalled that both the Spednic and the Big Lake had 100 horsepower diesel engines and 32-inch propellers.

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  • Title: The "Spednic," Princeton, ca. 1960
  • Creator: Roy Smith
  • Creation Date: circa 1960
  • Subject Date: circa 1960
  • Location: Princeton, Washington County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10 cm x 10 cm
  • Local Code: PL44
  • Collection: Roy Smith
  • Object Type: Image

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