Maine has a great history of building some of the biggest Dams in the world at the time – during the 1800’s and into the 1900’s.
One of the most notorious ones is Rip Dam, the gorge that sits on the Golden Road in Northern Maine.
Dam’s were used to help haul logs down the river to successful to help the mills produce paper.
There are officially ten large dams in Maine.
- Ripogenus Dam, Hydroelectric Dam at the headwaters of the west branch of the Penobscot River, owned by Brookfield Asset Management
- Bonny Eagle Dam, unnamed reservoir on the Saco River, NextEra Energy
- Edwards Dam, on the Kennebec River, privately owned (removed 1999)
- Long Falls Dam, Flagstaff Lake, NextEra Energy
- Harris Station Dam, Indian Pond, NextEra Energy
- Lake Auburn
- Milltown Dam, on the Saint Croix River, NB Power (on the New Brunswick border)
- Skelton Dam, unnamed reservoir on the Saco River, NextEra Energy
- Wyman Dam, Wyman Lake, NextEra Energy
- Kennebunk Dam, Mousam River