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Ambajejus Boom House

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

1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library Lumber boom on the Penobscot River at Bangor, ca. 1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

Soon wharfs, booms, and mills lined the Penobscot and Kenduskeag Rivers. In response to this economic phenomenon, the population of the town began to…

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Lincoln, Maine - Steamboats

The steamboat was owned by the Penobscot Navigation Company. William Moor and his brother Daniel Moor Jr. navigated the first steamboat.

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Lincoln, Maine - Post Office

The body was found in Babcock’s Boom in what now is called Winn. Among the carrier bag were sixteen silver dollars.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Expansion

… section of the Penobscot River during the lumber boom of the 1850’s. In 1952 the most recent Stearns mill was built on the original site of the old…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Expansion

… section of the Penobscot River during the lumber boom of the 1850s. In 1952 the most recent Stearns mill was built on the original site of the old…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII Fishing and shipbuilding led the state of Maine into its “Golden Economic Age” in the 1850s, as…

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Historic Hallowell - Eastern Illustrating Company

… Photographs of Hallowell Hallowell Steam and Boom Comany holding pen, viewed from Chelsea, Chelsea, ca.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's Journal

In 1834, Bangor's population was booming, its port was bustling, and it became a city. Churches, schools, and businesses that served the lumbering…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

… from the same quarry at Mussel Ridge Islands in Penobscot Bay. The architectural style of the 2.5 story building is Italianate.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Project Sources

Perkins, V.C. A Mining Boom in Maine: Blue Hill, 1876-1883, Reprinted from an issue in New England Quarterly. Porter Joseph W.