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Skowhegan Electric Light Company Records (Central Maine Power Company Collection)

Identifier: SpC MS 0467

Scope and Contents

Financial records of a local electric utility in Maine. Included are cashbooks, journals, and ledgers from 1888 to 1911 and a ledger containing invoices to the company for the years 1887 to 1888.


  • 1887-1911


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

The first incandescent lighting in Skowhegan was made possible by installing a generator in a local pulp mill in 1886. The Skowhegan Electric Light Company purchased this generator in 1887 and increased capacity. In 1889 it took over the operation of its competitor, the Union Electric and Power Company. In 1897 the company bought a water privilege and moved its generators to that site. The company was acquired by Central Maine Power Company in 1911; CMP continued to acquire water rights and completed construction of a dam and power station, Weston Station, in 1920.


28 ledgers (26-40 cm.)

Language of Materials


Guide to the Skowhegan Electric Light 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