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Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1895
Media: Photographic print
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.
In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.
Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.
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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…
… Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library Welcome! to the Bangor Community Heritage…
Along with ice, logs flowed down the river and created a dam, causing the water to back up. When the water overflowed onto the banks, the Great…
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by Shannon Schooley
Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.
by Arnold R. Couture
I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division
Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam