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Historical Items

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Item 102013

Charles Colby's saw mill, Westport Island, 1908

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1908 Location: Westport island Media: Photographic print

Item 16464

Higgins Saw Mill, Somesville, 1890

Contributed by: Southwest Harbor Public Library Date: 1890 Location: Somesville Media: Photographic print

Item 52501

Good Will saw mill, Fairfield, ca. 1930

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1930 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 93816

Assessor's Record, Mill and Band Saw, Brown's Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F. E. Irwin Lumber Company Use: Mill and Band Saw

Online Exhibits

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Jay & Livermore Falls, Pioneers in Paper Making

Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.


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.


Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

The sawmill engaged in sawing lumber for various reasons, one being sawing white birch for spool bars.

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

… be, enough to run the three saws in the two saw mills for five years. In the beginning, all the lumber was used in Lincoln for homes, barns…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Hugh J. Chisholm, Sr. - Page 1 of 2

He saw the potential of a commercial venture when he viewed the power and grandeur of the Rumford Falls.

My Maine Stories

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It was like a family in the mill
by Arnold R. Couture

I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician


If you wanted a good job, the mill was the place to be.
by Brent Gay

Changes in the paper industry, labor strikes, and the community around International Paper's mills


My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum
by Sherry Judd

I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.