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    Log drivers, including David Calder, right, of Canaan, move pulp logs in the Kennebec River in Madison in the 1970s.

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    David Calder of Canaan on Wednesday speaks about his experience as a log driver on the Kennebec River. Behind him are photos of himself and other workers.

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    Stone piers in the middle of the Kennebec River above the dam in Madison were built and used to help navigate floating logs into a channel during the log driving era that ended in Maine in the 1970s.

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    Log driver Buster Violette worked on the Kennebec River in Somerset County and was log driver David Calder’s first foreman.

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    Log drivers, including David Calder of Canaan, prepare to move floating logs piled up near the Great Eddy on the Kennebec River in Skowhegan in the 1970s .

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    U.S. Sen. Ed Muskie speaks to the press in January 1970 about his proposed environmental legislation. Muskie’s Clean Water Act of 1972 helped make the Kennebec River viable again.

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