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Historical Items

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Item 99444

Lumber boom on the Penobscot River at Bangor, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Item 33560

Log Jam at the Penobscot Boom, Bangor, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1885 Location: Bangor Media: Stereograph

Item 35509

Log drive, Sheridan, ca. 1903

Contributed by: D'Anne Baillargeon through Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Date: circa 1903 Location: Ashland Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

Finally, the lumberman sawed the logs into lumber for shipment. Companies from around the world came to Bangor for the huge amount of revenue waiting…

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Skowhegan Community History - Kennebec River Log Drive

Booms were large logs attached together by a chain. The booms circled the logs, not letting them escape.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Stockholm, Maine

Other people just skied for fun. Stockholm-Boom and Bust The population in Stockholm had climbed from 715 to 1,300 in just 15 years.