Utility Pole Records, Bath, Maine (Central Maine Power Company Collection)
Identifier: SpC MS 0041
Scope and Contents
A ledger listing the location of electric poles owned by the Central Maine Power Company in Bath, Maine. Includes a map of Bath in 1938.
- Central Maine Power Company (Organization)
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Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
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Central Maine Power Company (CMP) was founded in 1899 when Harvey D. Eaton, an attorney from Waterville, Maine, and Walter S. Wyman, an engineer, bought the Oakland Electric Company. This company, organized in 1887, owned a hydroelectric generator which provided street lighting and electricity to the community of Oakland, Maine. Eaton and Wyman recognized early on the potential for generating electricity that Maine's rivers provided. The company acquired small hydroelectric companies and developed new sites to supply hydropower during the early 20th century in Maine.
1 ledger (29 cm.)
Language of Materials
- Guide to the Utility Pole Records, Bath, Maine (Central Maine Power Company Collection)
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- Brenda Howitson Steeves
- March 2005
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