These photos show how busy the port of Bangor was back in the day. There’s lumber stacked on the deck of the ship in the foreground. In 1860, ships anchored at the port were so tightly packed that a person could walk across the river on their decks by jumping from ship to ship. The ships came to Bangor from all over the world in the mid-1800’s.
Wilson, Donald A. Logging and Lumbering in Maine Arcadia Publishing, Charlston, SC. 2001