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Madawaska Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1054-sc

Scope and Contents Note

Records of a company located in Bangor, Maine, involved in the logging industry in the 1920s and 1930s. The records include white forms which are scale reports listing various logging contractors, specie, and quantity cut in Township 11 Range 13 in the Umsaskis and Priestly districts from Dec. 1927 to March 1928. The yellow forms list the names of individuals working for the Madawaska Company paid from its Clayton Lake office and indicate the distribution of work performed in various sources of activity inclusive of the operation of the private logging railroad moving pulpwood from the Penobscot watershed to the Great Northern Paper Company mills in Millinocket. Also included is a copy of a letter from Raymond F. Vigue of Waterville, Maine, to Richard A. Hale of Orono, Maine, describing the documents. The letter was probably written in late 1999 to early 2000. Also included is a brochure about Leonard's Mills, a logging and milling community of the 1790s, the centerpiece of the Maine Forest and Logging Museum, Inc.

Dates

  • 1927-circa 1999
  • Majority of material found within 1927-1928

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Raymond F. Vigue was born in Winslow, Maine in 1913. He began work for Hollingsworth and Whitney Co. in 1927. He was employed there until 1951 when he went to work for Mack Trucks designing highly specialized heavy duty trucks and trailers utilized in off-highway operations. He worked there until 1961 when he was employed by the Maine State Highway Commission as an equipment engineer. In 1967, he was promoted to Director of Motor Transport Service. He retired in 1978, but was a consultant for many firms until January 1998. He was expecially interested in transport in logging operations.

Historical Note

The Madawaska Company of Bangor, Maine, was owned by Edouard Lacroix. The company had a contract with the Great Northern Paper Company to transport its pulpwood from the Penobscot watershed to the mills owned by the Great Northern Paper Company. For this purpose the company built the Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad. Construction work began in April 1926, and the road was in use for the season of 1927.

Extent

1 folio folder (88 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Records of a company located in Bangor, Maine, involved in the logging industry in the 1920s and 1930s. The records include white forms which are scale reports listing various logging contractors, specie, and quantity cut in Township 11 Range 13 in the Umsaskis and Priestly districts from Dec. 1927 to March 1928. The yellow forms list the names of individuals working for the Madawaska Company paid from its Clayton Lake office and indicate the distribution of work performed in various sources of activity inclusive of the operation of the private logging railroad moving pulpwood from the Penobscot watershed to the Great Northern Paper Company mills in Millinocket. Also included is a copy of a letter from Raymond F. Vigue of Waterville, Maine, to Richard A. Hale of Orono, Maine, describing the documents. The letter was probably written in late 1999 to early 2000. Also included is a brochure about Leonard's Mills, a logging and milling community of the 1790s, the centerpiece of the Maine Forest and Logging Museum, Inc.

Custodial History

Donated to the Maine Forest and Logging Museum, Inc. Orono, Maine by Raymond F. Vigue.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Special Collections Department of Fogler Library by the Maine Forest and Logging Museum, Inc., Orono, Maine around 2000.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Madawaska Company Records
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686