Search Results

Category: Science & Technology, Engineering, Dams

Historical Items

View All Showing 2 of 149 Showing 3 of 149

Item 7895

Ripogenus Dam, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: T3 R11 WELS Media: Photoprint

Item 8977

North Channel Dam, Skowhegan, ca. 1902.

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1902 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 9046

Skowhegan Dam, from North Channel Bridge

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1905 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

View All Showing 1 of 1 Showing 1 of 1

Exhibit

Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.