In the spring of 1906, construction began on what would become the third mill, by Northern Development Company, later becoming Great Northern Paper. The world famous number 1 and number 2 paper machines were put into place, in East Millinocket.
At this time, the East Millinocket Paper Mill was producing over 320 tons of paper a day. Because of the success of this new paper machine and other factors, the town of East Millinocket was incorporated in 1907.
As of 2013, all three mills have been torn down in lights of a new economy. But these historical pictures, show you the immense size of the once thriving mills that brought so much wealth to Northern Maine.