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Penobscot Bay Electric Company Records (Central Maine Power Company Collection)

Identifier: SpC MS 0397

Scope and Contents

Financial records of a local electric utility in Maine. Included are cashbooks, journals, ledgers, and a voucher record-journal covering the years 1907 to 1921.


  • 1907-1921


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

Penobscot Bay Electric Company was incorporated in 1907 by Chapter 156 of the Acts of Maine. Albert H. Shaw of Bath, William M. Shaw of Greenville, and Melville H. Blackwell of Brunswick were the original corporators. Based in Orland, the company was authorized to supply electricity to Bucksport, Orland, Penobscot, Castine, Blue Hill, Winterport, Frankfort, Prospect, Stockton Springs, and Verona. In 1909 Penobscot purchased Belfast Light & Power Company which had begun generating electricity in 1888. The company was absorbed by Central Maine Power Company in 1920.


10 ledgers (34-36 cm.)

Language of Materials


Guide to the Penobscot Bay Electric Company Records (Central Maine Power Company Collection)
In Progress
Brenda Howitson Steeves
March 2005
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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States