|The Bon Ton Ferry and the Eastern Steamship Terminal - 1914|
Photo: Courtesy Dick Shaw to the Bangor Daily News
It also meant the "large turbines" of the steamships with names like Belfast and Penobscot could resume shipping and passenger service to coastal Maine and Boston.
The lumberjacks had worked all winter up river cutting trees for the sawmills, there were over forty along the river from Old Town to Bangor in those days. When the log were felled they were piled on the river banks awaiting ice out and the log drives on the river started again. Read more:
|The Steamship Penobscot, one of the large turbines, see from Brewer|
Photo: Penobscot Marine Museum