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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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Ambajejus Boom House

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Lincoln, Maine - Steamboats

… not used as widely as they once were due to the boom in newer ships and better means by which to transport goods and people.

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

The great spring river drives down the Penobscot brought the lumber to mills lining the river's shore where it was made ready for market.

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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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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 1 of 4

Around 1880, the town experienced an industrial boom. A boot and shoe factory, a brick mill, a sawmill and a clothespin factory opened, and other…

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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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Guilford, Maine - Pre-Settlement And The First 100 Years

Boom Chain, Guilford, 1908Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society In late September of 1909, the boom strung across the river at Guilford…