Keywords: Log driving
I became interested in the Kennebec River log drive when my grandfather would tell me stories. He remembers watching the logs flow down the river from his home in Fairfield, a small town along the Kennebec River.
Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.
The logs sometimes got caught up on rocks, stopping the ones behind or even forcing them under. The loggers used poles, booms and even dynamite to…