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Keywords: lumbering

Historical Items

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Item 69116

Stacked long lumber, Starbird Lumber Co., Strong, ca. 1957

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1957 Location: Strong Media: Photographic print

Item 99451

Bangor lumber mill workers, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Item 99449

Lumber schooners on the Penobscot River at Bangor, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 86133

Lumber Storage and Mill, Brown Wharf Mill Building, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F B Irvin Lumber Company Use: Lumber Storage and Mill

Item 70672

155 Preble Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Seavey Lumber Company Use: Stable

Item 86982

464-464 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Wilson Lumber Company Use: Office

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109137

Eagle Lake Lumber Mills Wood Plant, Eagle Lake, 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1950 Location: Eagle Lake Client: Eagle Lake Lumber Mills Inc. Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 148951

Sleeping camp floor plan, 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1913 Client: Great Northern Paper Company Architect: Great Northern Paper Company

Item 148733

Plan of Seboomook Farm, Seboomook, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1923 Location: Seboomook Client: Great Northern Paper Company Architect: Great Northern Paper Company

Online Exhibits

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Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.

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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.

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Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

"1910Bangor Public Library The Decline of Lumber The lumbering industry of Bangor started to take a decline in the late 1800s."

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Lincoln, Maine - Mills & Paper Industry - Page 1 of 2

"In order to take lumber from both mills down the river, they had to be assembled into rafts. Ten rafts were hooked together with one man on each end…"

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Lincoln, Maine - Post Office, Lincoln, Built in 1856

"Mr. Plumly was interested in lumbering and owned the mills at Cold Stream (Hubbard's Mills). He was a Justice of the Peace, a Selectman, the Deputy…"

My Maine Stories

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Story

Timberland Legacy, My Family's History in Maine
by Lisa Huber

A long connection to the forestry industry and conservation movement in Maine

Story

My career as a wildlife biologist
by Ron Joseph

Rural Maine provided the foundation of a rewarding career as a wildlife biologist.

Story

Too Small to Have a Town Drunk
by Scott Maker

Vignettes from Downeast Maine