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Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

… 28, 1876, when the first carload of spools was shipped. The business was doing well until August 21, 1885 when the mill burned down, along with…

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Life on a Tidal River - Four Famous Bangorians

… entire batch was dusted with cornstarch so, when shipping, the gum didn't stick to the paper wrapping.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

Business plummeted and ships languished. People were forced to develop other avenues of trade and very quickly, inland routes leading from Maine to…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

… a bit of a wanderer, went to sea on a whaling ship that sailed around Cape Horn. He settled in California where he transported freight up the…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - North New Portland Village

… that would fit inside each other for ease of shipping. Later Mr. Bartlett bought out Mr. Jenkins and Jenkins went to Kingfield and built another…

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

Clearing ship traffic required a six percent grade reaching 48 feet above high tide at the point of greatest elevation.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Railroad into the Village

… store-rooms for the large amount of goods shipped over this road is every day becoming more of a necessity, and we believe the time is not far…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

Shingles, clapboards, and laths were shipped to the Boston market while boards and 2’ X 4’s were sold locally.