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Eagle Lake Township

Not to be confused with the town of Eagle Lake  in Aroostook County, Eagle Lake Township lies to the southwest in Piscataquis County. It too has frontage on another waterbody named Eagle Lake and includes part of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and a small portion of Chamberlain Lake.

Locomotives at the Tramway Site (1978)

Locomotives at the Tramway Site (1978

A narrow stretch of Maine Public Reserved Land between Chamberlain Lake and Eagle Lake was once the site of a tramway and a short rail line transporting logs from Chamberlain to Eagle Lake.

It was abandoned in 1907 after A. O. Lombard’s log hauler made it obsolete. It is now a historic site with much of the old machinery and locomotives visible.  Details and more photos are in the Greenville article. [Frank A. Beard photo]



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