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Historical Items

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Item 60546

Electric Power House, Lubec, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Whiting; Whiting Media: Postcard

Item 80792

First electric generating plant, Lubec, ca. 1903

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1903 Media: Photographic print

Item 80793

Interior of first electric generating plant, Lubec, ca. 1903

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1903 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Walter Wyman and River Power

Walter Wyman's vision to capture the power of Maine's rivers to produce electricity led to the formation of Central Maine Power Co. and to a struggle within the state over what should happen to the power produced by the state's natural resources.


Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.


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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - The Vaughan Stream & Sawmills

Wire Mill Power, Vaughan Stream, Hallowell, ca. 1879 Hand drawn by John WallaceHubbard Free Library There were three dams that were on the Vaughan…

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Skowhegan Community History - The Skowhegan Island

Central Maine Power X X men working on the damItem Contributed bySkowhegan History House The swinging bridge was originally built for…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

The power plant opened in October of 1907. Members of the Maine and New Brunswick Power Company voted to give Gould $30,000 worth of treasury stock…

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life