Title

"North by East" piece on the Allagash Alliance Group, a coalition that wants to

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

5-1-1997

Pages

29-30

Abstract

"North by East" piece on the Allagash Alliance Group, a coalition that wants to save two steam locomotives and other artifacts that remain of a town once known as Tramway, located between Eagle and Chamberlain lakes on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Tramway, which had a peak population of 100, was created at the turn of the century, when the state's forest landowners needed to move pulp and sawlogs from the north-flowing Allagash watershed to their mills on the south-flowing Penobscot drainage. In 1903 engineers built a 3,000-foot, steam-driven conveyor called a tramway between Eagle and Chamberlain. Then in the mid-1920s Great Northern Paper built a thirteen-mile railroad between Tramway and Umbazookus lake. The Great Depression closed the entire operation in 1933, and the tiny town reverted to forest.

Subjects

Alligash Alliance, Great Northern Paper Company, Locomotives, Tramway

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