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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.


  • 1938-1947


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

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)
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