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Item 101545

Fishing at the pumping station, Woolwich, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1918 Location: Westport Island; Woolwich Media: Photographic print

Item 74750

Kingfield main power line, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Kingfield Media: Photographic print

Item 74738

Map of power system, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927 Media: Ink on paper

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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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Historic Hallowell - Lineman's Journal

When it wasn't the transmission lines, it would be the trees falling on the electrical lines which cause more and more outages.