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Keywords: River Front

Historical Items

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Item 29011

Downtown Fire of 1894, Front Street, Bath

Contributed by: Jacqueline Sylvester through Patten Free Library Date: 1894 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 31202

Steamer Della Collins, Front Street, Hallowell, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Frank Trask through Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 29195

Hallowell viewed from Butternut Park, Chelsea, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Hallowell; Chelsea Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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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.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - 94 Front Street

94 Front Street By Kyle Hietala The Building Front Street, in Bath, Maine has been one of the most densely packed business areas throughout the…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

The confluence of the Kenduskeag River with that of the Penobscot River beckoned development. Yet, it would be more than a hundred and fifty years…

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Lincoln, Maine - Pulp Mill, Penobscot River, 1902 - Page 1 of 2

The paper mill came in 1910 and was built in front of the pulp mill. The trestle at right is still used by the railway today.

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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Water is Music
by P Leone

Throughout her life water has played an important part

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Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam