Logging in the Northern Maine woods has been used to make paper, lumber and some of the best ship masts in the world. The Patten Lumbermen’s Museum was established to document and preserve this rich logging heritage. The museum’s volunteers pride themselves on attention to detail and authenticity. Notable contributions to the early mechanization of logging including: the Lombard Steam Hauler, Lombard Gas Hauler and the Peavy Cant Dog can be found at the museum in one of its nine artifact-housing buildings. The main building represents the earliest days of logging in the region. It was built in 1820 as a logging camp without the use of a single nail. Materials and workmanship are authentic to the last detail.
If logging and history intrigues you, visiting the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum is a must! For hours of operation, visit the museum’s website at www.lumbermensmuseum.org or call them at (207) 528-2650.