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Historical Items

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Item 80034

Boom Logs, Greenlaw Chopping Township, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Joyce Carle through Princeton Public Library Date: circa 1955 Location: Greenlaw Chopping Twp Media: Slide

Item 80810

The Captain Lewy with Log Boom, Princeton, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Princeton Public Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Princeton Media: Photographic print

Item 33560

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

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

Online Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Logging on Kennebec River

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.

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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.

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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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Historic Hallowell - Logging

The Steam and Boom Company was where all the logs got delivered and collected and also contained floating logs timbered from nearby forests.

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Ambajejus Boom House

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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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.