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Subject: Re: [MEPENOBS-L] Steamers on the Pebnobscot River
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 08:27:36 -0700
Steamboats carried passengers and supplies. Logs were floated down the
Penobscot River from Medway and other lumbering camps to Bangor and
processed there. There are some passenger lists at the New England
National Archives in Waltham, MA on microfilm.
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> Subject:Re: [MEPENOBS-L] Steamers on the Pebnobscot River
> From: "Bill Conary" <>
> Date: Tue, July 19, 2005 4:54 pm
> I would suggest "Steamboat Lore of the Penobscot" by John M. Richardson as a
> good source.
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> Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 7:26 PM
> Subject: [MEPENOBS-L] Steamers on the Pebnobscot River
> > In the 1840s, my ggg grandfather moved to Bangor (probably Old Town) from
> > Sorel,Quebec to work on steam engines. I was interested to find out about
> > the steamers that travelled up the Penboscot River during this time period
> > were carrying.
> > Questions: What did these steamboats carry? Lumber/logs to Boston?
> > Thanks for the help,
> > Charlie King
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