While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.
Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.
In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.
Draining Baird's Quarry Pumping the water, Swan's Island, 2003 Item 70591 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Men stand on a raft in the…
… shown a type of sprayer that appears to power the pump off the wheels. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.