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    Last log drive - David Calder contributed photo | of | Share this photo

    Log drivers, including David Calder of Canaan, prepare to move floating logs piled up near the Great Eddy on the Kennebec River in Skowhegan in the 1970s .

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    Log driver Buster Violette worked on the Kennebec River in Somerset County and was log driver David Calder’s first foreman.

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    Log drivers, including David Calder, right, of Canaan, move logs in the Kennebec River in Madison in the 1970s. “It was labor intensive, but the river did most of the work,” Calder recalled.

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    Stone piers in the middle of the Kennebec River above the dam in Madison were built and used to help guide floating logs into a channel during the log driving era that ended in Maine in 1976.

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