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The lives of people in Maine have always been intimately intertwined with the region's waterways. This page offers glimpses of that relationship through history, literature, and art.

See a Maine Sunday Telegram retrospective story on how the Androscoggin powered the economy of central Maine.
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Saw mill photo
See pictures and read about the old sawmills on Maine rivers.
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Jewett picture Read an excerpt from Maine writer Sarah Orne Jewett's essay "The White Rose Road" describing pollution in the Great Works River in 1881.
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Visit a gallery of Maine river images.
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cabin illustration
Riverside log cabin such as Thoreau stayed in
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canoe photo
Paddling the Penobscot circa 1880

Read an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau's The Maine Woods, recounting his travels up the Penobscot river in 1846.
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log drive photo
See pictures and read about the log drives on Maine rivers.
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