boomhouse.ch.sign

WELCOME TO CHESUNCOOK LAKE BOOMHOUSE

CHESUNCOOK BOOMHOUSE

The Chesuncook Boom House sits on a high point of land at the place where Chesuncook Lake meets Ripogenus Lake. It is surrounded by water on three sides. In 1916, the house and barn were moved to this location from Ripogenous Lake, in order to avoid flooding when Ripogenous Dam became operational. At this time, the house was more than doubled in length to accommodate the sleeping and dining needs of up to 24 men. The building was equipped with electrical generation, steam heat, and a horse barn. This location offers outstanding views of the back side of the Katahdin Range and the length of Chesuncook Lake.

This is the site of the original Chesuncook Dam, built in 1834. There were many additions and rebuilds over the years, with the final Dam built in 1903. For 150 years, this area was rich in the history of driving both long logs and four foot pulp until the final log drive in 1971.

The museum is open daily to the public from May 15 to September 15. As you can see, the boomhouse and barn are receiving a fresh coat of paint. We are still open and visitors are welcome. Admission is free and donations are always appreciated. 

Directions: Turn off the Golden Rd at mile marker 32. Please see the map below or contact us with your questions: maineboomhouses@gmail.com

Woodsman Memorial, Courtesy of Stephen Page.
Woodsman Memorial, Courtesy of Stephen Page.
Full length of the Boomhouse and Barn viewed from the Lake.
Full length of the Boomhouse and Barn viewed from the Lake.

BOOMHOUSE INTERIOR

boomhouse.ch.interior5a
Sitting room at Chesuncook Boomhouse
boomhouse.ch.interior

ARTIFACTS IN THE BARN

boomhouse.ch.barn
boomhouse.CH.barn4
boomhouse.ch.barn2

ART AT THE BOOMHOUSE

Boomhouse.ch.painting
DSCN3662
boomhouse.ch.painting2