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Historic Hallowell - Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond

… had to have at least four inches of ice on the pond before you could set up to start cutting.” The Moores cut ice on Cascade Pond, above the first…

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Lincoln, Maine - Pulp mill, Lincoln, 1915 - Page 1 of 2

It was then sent to the wood room to make chips for the pulp mill. At this time the mill was owned by the Eastern Manufacturing Company.

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Lincoln, Maine - Mills & Paper Industry - Page 1 of 2

… lumbermen began cutting around Folsom and Upper Ponds, sending the wood down the streams for transport to the saw mill.

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond ~ A Family Affair

Cascade Pond - Vaughan HomesteadHubbard Free Library Once there was enough ice for the horses then you would cut holes and set up the loading…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Playing at the pond

The Quarry Pond has been used for swimming ever since. Three skaters at the Quarry Pond, Swans Island, 1949Item Contributed bySwan's Island…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's First Grist Mill

Farmington's First Grist Mill View across pond to Walton's MillFarmington Historical Society The first mill was located on Temple Stream at…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Smith (1867-1934) provided a pond to float logs to the chain which pulled them into the mill to be sawn.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Billy Smith Mill and mill pond, Strong, ca. 1895 Item 69486 infoStrong Historical Society William I.

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Surry by the Bay - Sawmills of Cunningham Ridge

In the 1880s he settled on Cunningham Ridge in Surry with his wife, Mary E. Cunningham. His first sawmill was on Toddy Pond at the mouth of Sandy…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… the village by gravity-feed from Day Mountain Pond. The system provided residential, business and hydrant service, with two open reservoirs on…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Village School 1905

… Item 68432 infoStrong Historical Society Strong High School students seen on a day trip to Porter Lake, also known as Sweets Pond in 1909.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Item 68432 infoStrong Historical Society Strong High School students seen on a day trip to Porter Lake, also known as Sweets Pond in 1909.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… plus it housed a carding mill, tannery, stave mill, shingle mill, corn and barley gristmills. At the same time, many East Surry men, along with…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Byron

Pond (Little Ellis) and Silver Lake (Ellis Pond or Roxbury Pond). Before Byron was named Byron it was called Skillertown, a name the Indians had…

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Surry by the Bay - Late Twentieth Century

… summer cottages or retirement homes along the ponds and bay. During the 1960s and 1970s, Ellsworth's commercial development provided employment…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

Old buildings Otter Pond Cottage, Swan's Island, 1949 Item 73424 infoSwan's Island Educational Society The Otter Pond Cottage was built for…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Village School 1905

… Teachers used Porter Lake (also known as Sweets Pond) as a location for class picnics to give students supervised time away from the classroom.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Teachers used Porter Lake (also known as Sweets Pond) as a location for class picnics to give students supervised time away from the classroom.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Forster converted the mill to manufacture toothpicks and the home to a boarding house for business associates. He soon changed it to a hotel.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining Baird's Quarry

The pond was drained to the bottom in 2003. Cindy Turner is walking among the rocks with a bucket, looking for collectibles or other debris that had…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Forsters

By 1897 demand for Forster products far exceeded the production capabilities at that location so he purchased this J. W. Porter mill and property…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

By 1897 demand for Forster products far exceeded the production capabilities at that location so he purchased this J. W. Porter mill and property…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

Beal home, through the mill yard of C. V. Starbird lumber mill, the train of the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad follows the rails south…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Beal home, through the mill yard of C. V. Starbird lumber mill, the train of the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad follows the rails south…