Welcome to the Maine Boomhouses!
We must announce a postponement in the seasonal opening of The Maine Boomhouses. Covid 19 presents safety issues for both our visitors and staff. We had already planned some major restoration projects this year, and we will try to complete these projects during this down time. We apologize for the inconvenience and will keep you updated.
We are the West Branch Historical Preservation Committee. As a Non-Profit organization, our mission is to maintain historical buildings along the West Branch of the Penobscot River watershed in order to preserve our Logging and River Driving heritage.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Other Are Saying
Cool place, I remember meeting the West Branch pulling the boom at Porus Islands and at Indian Point. I could usually see the WB pulling the boom past Spring Island in North Twin around 4-5 pm. The Next day the WB would leave Norcross with the two 30 foot steel boomjumpers around 6:00 a.m. heading for the the Boomhouse and do it all over again.
I have visited there and it is worth the trip. Very interesting part of Maine history.
We have a camp on this chain of lakes. Have been to this site several times. Great tour through history!
On the second floor on the back wall is a newspaper clipping featuring Lana Gagnon a teacher and Fire Warden's wife. She was my kindergarten teacher at Chesuncook Dam.
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