An excellent article on The Telos Cut was written by Elizabeth Bennett and published in the Memories of Maine Magazine Winter 2022 edition.
Excerpt: In the 1840s, the need to drive logs down the Penobscot River and into Bangor was so strong it motivated wheeling and dealing, sparked violence, pushed innovation, and ultimately turned a river around.
In the 1840s, Bangor was the lumber capital of the U.S. Twenty years later, by the Civil War, it was the lumber capital of the world. Maine, with her virgin stands of majestic white pine, tall and straight for ship masts, had developed a booming industry, and much of it was floated down the Penobscot River to Bangor… continue reading
For the full winter edition of Memories in Maine click here.