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We are the West Branch Historical Preservation Committee, a 501-c-3 Non-Profit organization formed in 2013. 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. 

CHESUNCOOK BOOMHOUSE
CHESUNCOOK BOOMHOUSE

We have acquired the Boomhouses on Chesuncook and Ambajejus Lakes. These Boomhouses are now Museums to Maine’s logging and river driving heritage.

Both Boomhouse Museums are open daily to the public from May 15 to September 15. Admission is free - donations at the museums are welcome.

To help us preserve Maine's River Driver heritage through your tax deductible donation, please visit our Donate Now page.

AMBAJEJUS BOOMHOUSE
AMBAJEJUS BOOMHOUSE

Chuck Harris, our curator and caretaker, is generally in residence at Chesuncook Boomhouse during our open season. Otherwise, you may find him by chance or appointment at either Boomhouse.

You may view a video of Chuck speaking on the life of a River Driver on our News and Videos page.

For updates on our restoration projects and to learn more about Maine's River Driving history, please follow The Maine Boom Houses on Facebook.

Photo coutesy of Taylor Walker