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Item 9630

'Rising Sun' log book, 1863

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: 1863 Location: Callao; Cork; Queenstown Media: Ink on paper

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Item 82097

Champlain Club camp and yacht log, Mount Desert Island, 1880

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Mount Desert Island Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6316

Log boom, 1879

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Media: Ink on paper


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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.


Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.


Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Leonard Trask, the Wonderful Invalid

… farmer and needed to return to the hard labor of logging. The next winter he went with a crew of men to work at a location twelve miles into the…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 2 of 4

The plant at Rumford was the largest book paper mill in the world under one roof and had a capacity of 350 tons of paper a day.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - A Man's Life in a Suitcase

… were found in the suitcase, as were his prayer book, rosary, and cross. His letters reveal that he helped get in the ice for summer, wood for…

My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.