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Maine Legislative Acts Incorporating the Penobscot Boom Corporation and the Penobscot Lumbering Association

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0725-sc

Scope and Contents

Copies of the Maine legislative acts incorporating the Penobscot Boom Corporation and the Penobscot Lumbering Association and additional acts concerning the corporation and association from 1832 to 1883. Includes the charter of the Penobscot Boom Corporation and the charter and by-laws of the Penobscot Lumbering Association.

Dates

  • 1832-1885

Creator

Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

The Penobscot Boom Corporation was chartered in 1832 by Rufus Dwinel and others to maintain a boom across the Stillwater Branch of the Penobscot River to stop and secure logs, masts, spars and other lumber floating on the river. Its charter was amended at the incorporation of the Penobscot Lumbering Association to "relieve it from the duty of hanging the Boom or rafting the lumber therefrom or to secure it in or below the booms and from the duty of hereafter making any repairs upon the boom or any of its structures and from all liabilities arising from the escape of lumber during the period of the lease..."

The Penobscot Lumbering Association, incorporated by an act of the Maine Legislature on April 5, 1854, with headquarters in Bangor, Maine, was an association of log owners. At its incorporation the Association was authorized to take a fifteen-year lease on the piers, booms, shores, buildings, land and appurtenances of the Penobscot Boom Corporation.

Extent

1 folder (3 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Copies of the Maine legislative acts incorporating the Penobscot Boom Corporation and the Penobscot Lumbering Association and additional acts concerning the corporation and association from 1832 to 1883.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of George T. Carlisle and A.J. Hempstead.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.

Location of Duplicates

Two copies for library use only are available at the Bangor Public Library, Bangor, Maine.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Maine Legislative Acts Incorporating the Penobscot Boom Corporation and the Penobscot Lumbering Association
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
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