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Historic Hallowell - Energy

The steam engines were powered by coal. The funny thing is that as the years went by, the engines needed more coal.

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

The Wingate’s coal storage building was located between Lucky Garden parking lot and the river. Also you can still find pieces of coal near the river.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908

Stove in middle of room has coal scuttle next to it. Large desk on right is high, requiring clerk to stand or use a very high chair.

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Historic Hallowell - “Maine’s Century” Ends

Last Coal Barge, Hallowell, ca. 1939Hubbard Free Library In 1939, the last coal delivery was made to the Wingate Wharf, and in 1962 the last tanker…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The End of Wooden Shipbuilding - 1910 to 1950

In 1928 when coal was eliminated as a cargo item, the Reine Marie was towed from Portland to Thomaston and tied at Dunn and Elliot’s wharf, where she…

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Historic Hallowell - Industry and Immigrants-A Changing Community

… relied on ships to carry cotton to its looms and coal to its steam plant, but soon switched to rail.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Railroad

Coal was also hauled into Franklin County by train. The depot in Strong was located on the street that we call Norton Hill today.

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Lubec, Maine - The Blizzard of '34 - Page 1 of 2

had good supplies of coal, and wood on hand. Coal experienced no advance in price. Blizzard, Lubec, January 1934 Item Contributed byLubec…

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Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

… coastal trade, and the steamer’s cargo was mostly coal. She stranded on Ocracoke, North Carolina, in 1913, and was lost.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The "Edward O'Brien", the "Washington B. Thomas", & "Edna Hoyt"

… there she moved on to Cardiff, Wales, to load coal for Venezuela, but just after leaving Wales she encountered rough seas and storms.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Mid to Late Nineteenth Century

Extracted from coal tar, the first such dye produced a new mauve or purple color (1856). A new blue called "electric" blue, may be the bright blue…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Early Settlements

There was also a small coal wharf, a store and a tidal-powered grist mill on the creek. Coal was a very necessary commodity for heating, once most of…