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Skowhegan Community History - Kennebec River Log Drive

The Last Kennebec Logdrive 1976 Log jams were common on the log drive. The logs sometimes got caught up on rocks, stopping the ones behind or even…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield's Church on the Hill

… to the social building on Main Street for toast, jam, and the delicious hard-boiled eggs that were served by church ladies group.

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

… colorful “river drivers” who jumped from log to log to break up jams and keep the mass moving downstream.

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Guilford, Maine - EVENTS - Page 2 of 3

This time the damage was caused by ice jams. The peek reached its highest point on Friday, the day after the flood started.

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Life on a Tidal River - The Great Bangor Floods: 1902 and 1976

… it couldn't get any worse, a buildup of logs jammed the Penobscot River, and the flood had just begun.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

As one writer described them, "The windows were jammed with dampness and years of dirt and grime and could not be opened to allow air to circulate.

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 2 of 3

The following year, the log jam and flood mentioned above occurred, sending two and a half million feet of logs through the windows and inundating…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

… River would suddenly rise or create vast ice jams, which would destroy everything in the raging water’s path.