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Join Chuck Harris a former River Driver and currently the curator for the Ambajejus Boomhouse and also the Chesuncook Boomhouse as paints a picture with words of life as a River Driver.
Filmed by Dave Rand
Northern Maine was at one time The lumber capital of the world and Millinocket was an important hub in this wheel. In this episode of New England Shorts by the New England Outdoor Center, we learn about the hardships of early logging and how Maine’s rivers were used as highways by the river drivers who moved acres of logs down the rivers of Maine. Bateau boating through Penobscot whitewater, dynamiting log jams and towing chords of wood by the thousands to get the logs to the mills. All in a days work for a Maine logger. Take a step back in history and visit the Boomhouse – an important part of Maine’s Logging History. Watch this Video of the Museums Curator Chuck Harris as he discusses their role