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Item 33797

Boom Chain, Guilford, 1908

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1908 Location: Guilford Media: Postcard

Item 23067

Auger, Ambajejus, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Ambajejus Boom House Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: T1 R9 WELS Media: Steel, wood

Item 33560

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

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


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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.


A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.


The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Building Boom and Piers above the Falls

The booms were used to channel the logs (keeping them together) down the river to the mills. The spikes anchored the logs or timbers together in the…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

By 1941, six national chain stores anchored the downtown: J. J. Newberry; F. W. Woolworth; W. T. Grant; Sears Roebuck; First National Foods; and the…

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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.