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Rockland Area Lime Industries (Images of America) (Paperback)

Rockland Area Lime Industries (Images of America) By Courtney C. MacLachlan, David R. Hoch, Paul G. Merriam Cover Image
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Ever since William McIntyre produced and sold the first lime shipment in 1733, lime production has been a vital part of the Rockland area economy. Local farmers dug into a vein of high-quality lime rock running along the coast from Thomaston to Lincolnville. They burned it in homemade kilns and shipped it to cities farther south to be used as mortar and plaster. As lime manufacturing grew in the area, specialized support industries developed, such as shipbuilding, shipping, barrel-making, and lumbering, to provide the kilns with fuel. Thus a full-fledged regional economy was born, and lime was the mainstay. This book explores the tough and gritty lives of those who made their living from an industry that was, and still is, a backbone of the area.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738544854
ISBN-10: 073854485X
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: June 7th, 2006
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America