- Item 100552 - Guiding pulp onto loader, Westport Island, 1957
- Contributed by Westport Island History Committee
- Item 100552
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Albert Lester (in water) and Edwin Cromwell guide pulp wood into a loader. The loader, with an "endless" chain on the bottom of the loader trough punctuated by brackets and powered by a gasoline engine, pulls the logs up from the water to a waiting truck. At the top of the conveyer, workers offload the logs by hand onto the truck.Show Details
This load of pulpwood was floated from MacMahan Island to Westport Island across Goose Rock Passage. Cromwell, who owned a sawmill on Westport Island, managed the pulp harvesting operation under the supervision of a forester from the Pejepscot Paper Mill, the pulp's final destination.