Maine Flood Images Highlight Online Exhibit
May 12, 2011
Images from the Androscoggin Historical Society, Caribou Public Library, Cornish Historical Society, Lewiston Public Library, Lisbon Historical Society, Lovell Historical Society, Skowhegan History House, Stockholm Historical Society, and the Maine Historical Society are part of a new “virtual exhibit” about past floods and their devastating effects.
The exhibit can be viewed at:
Some people recall the flood of 1936 as the “big one.” It affected all of New England and beyond as rivers rose, ice jammed against bridges, and serious damage and disruption followed. Others talk about 1886 or 1987 or another year when the river or stream near them spilled over its banks, taking with it bridges, roads, trees, and sometimes intruding into homes and businesses._Spring floods do not happen every year, but the right combination of snow pack, ice, temperatures, and rainfall can result in spectacular and often destructive high water.