The Site of a Lumber Mill 1890

The Site of a Lumber Mill 1890 (HMVES)

Location: Searsport, ME 04974 Waldo County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 27.403', W 68° 55.689'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

On the site across the stream, there was first a grain and then a lumber mill. The dammed up stream provided power to turn the wheel to grind the grain or saw the logs. The stream also provided a conduit for logs floated down to the mill. Note the unpaved road and cribwork construction of the bridge in the photograph, the granite no doubt from nearby quarries in Frankfort. On November 2, 1912, Sally E. Dow wrote, "I recall as a young child watching True Green, lamp-lighter, climb his ladder to the very light here pictured. It must have been in the late nineties for I was about chin-high with the sill of the window directly facing the post." The other photograph shows the ice house (c. 1915) where before electricity ice was cut from the pond behind the dam and stored for summer use.
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HM NumberHMVES
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Marker Number12
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 505716 N 4922603
Decimal Degrees44.45671667, -68.92815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.403', W 68° 55.689'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 24.18" N, 68° 55' 41.34" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-12 W Main St, Searsport ME 04974, US
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