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Skowhegan Community History - Kennebec River Log Drive

The logs sometimes got caught up on rocks, stopping the ones behind or even forcing them under. The loggers used poles, booms and even dynamite to…

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Historic Hallowell - Logging

The lombard log hauler would carry forty thousand logs to one hundred thousand logs. It had a ski in the front for snow, two tracks in the back for…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 4 of 5

… to the wood industry sporting many a “log drive” in its heyday. Soon Mr. Graves built a tannery, called by the villagers the “bark mill.” It…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

… southern-most towns in RSU 10—is 43 miles, with a driving time of 61 minutes. One can imagine how long that journey used to take, on foot, on…

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Guilford, Maine - EVENTS - Page 3 of 3

EVENTS Log Drives (Text pending) Hardwood Products, Guilford, ca. 1930Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society Annual River Drive

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 2 of 4

A survey of the steam power to drive the steam engines of each paper machine, dry the paper, cook the pulp, and heat the buildings found a need for a…

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Ambajejus Boom House

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 8 of 17

… Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco Log Drive, Saco River, ca. 1894McArthur Public Library As more businesses and industries were using…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

Leslie Pinkham was driving the log truck. Red-E-Bilt Camps were constructed in the carpenter shop at Starbird Lumber Company in the late 1950s…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Leslie Pinkham was driving the log truck. Red-E-Bilt Camps were constructed in the carpenter shop at Starbird Lumber Company in the late 1950s…

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

… the Kennebec X For nearly 100 years, massive log drives covered the river shore to shore, shooting downstream during the spring’s highest water…

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Historic Hallowell - Sweat on the Kennebec ~ Hallowell Steam and Boom Company

… owners by laying them crosswise of the raft, driving oak pins into the opposite ends of every sixth or eighth log with two quick strokes of a tiny…

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 1 of 3

… and during one flood, the boom chain that held logs broke, and the logs washed over the dam during high water, smashing nearly every window in the…

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Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

By 1853 this company processed more than 128 million feed of logs. The river drive in later years transported great quantities of long logs, and…

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

… became more popular, but they could not drive them in the winter and spring. Because the snow covered the roads, and in the spring, the car would…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

Finally, the lumberman sawed the logs into lumber for shipment. Companies from around the world came to Bangor for the huge amount of revenue waiting…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Settlement

… Brook at the Gorianksi property, 153 Peabody Drive. However, John and Sarah were first buried in a private family cemetery near the site of the…

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Guilford, Maine - EVENTS - Page 1 of 3

… in the next three pages: Fires Floods Log Drives Fires Text By: Jamie Libby and Chase Bouton Eighth Grade Students at Piscataquis Community…

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Guilford, Maine - EVENTS - Page 2 of 3

… so it appeared there wouldn’t be enough water to drive logs. One night it rained all night and the wind blew very hard.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

… known as Cranberry Lodge, located at 20 Peabody Drive, on a corner of Peabody Drive above the Asticou Inn where the main road of Route 3 meets the…

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Lincoln, Maine - Ira Fish

This topic connects to my life because I drive by Fish Hill everyday. This topic also connects to me because he built houses and ran sawmills.

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Lincoln, Maine - Ferries

… Pictures Early ferries were flat and made of logs; the logs were placed side by side like a flat boat.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

And today as you drive through our town, you’ll see buildings and grounds dating back to the early years of our town – all shining brightly and…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

… located on the corner of what is now Riverside Drive and State Street along the edge of the Prestile Stream.