(from pages 403-404, 143, 232)
Down By The Old Mill Stream–SPAP Report No. W-1
RAYMOND – CUMBERLAND COUNTY.
From Selectmen’s Returns. [See also “Casco and Raymond”].
First, “Plummer’s Mills,” on Panther river, fall 16 feet, operate nearly all the year; numerous saws, a planer, grist and plaster mill. About half of the power used.
Second, “Fulton’s Mill,” on Radoux river; fall 15 feet.
Third, “Jordan & Adams’ Mills,” on Nubble brook; fall sufficient for overshot wheel; several circular saws; operate part of the year.
Fourth, “Nason’s Mill,” on Nason’s brook; overshot wheel, several circular saws; operates part of the year.
Fifth, “Spiller’s Mill,” on Little Rattlesnake river; overshot wheel, several circular saws; operates pert of the year.
Sixth, “Getchell’s Mill,” on Little Rattlesnake river; overshot wheel, circular and up-and-down saws; operates part of the year.
Streams connected with ponds, three of which have an area of nearly six miles, all of which can be improved for reservoirs. See page 143.*
A dam, at the outlet of Panther pond, would make the privilege a most excellent one; there is now abundant water at this privilege all the year with great waste; streams very constant; freshets entirely harmless.
The water-power, if suitably improved, would benefit the town largely. One-third to one-half of the basin of the streams covered with forests. Market, Portland, by road and canal.
*[Panther Pond: approx. sq. mi. 2.75 High dam feasible.] [Rattlesnake 2 Ponds: a.s.m. 2.75 (Notes from page 143).]
CASCO AND RAYMOND – CUMBERLAND COUNTY.
Statement of Albion Cobb, Esq., of Casco. [See also “Casco,” and “Raymond.”]
On the outlet stream of Thomas pond, a very excellent power, unimproved. The pond covers 1.15 square miles, and is flowed by a dam.