Since the 1880s, Lincoln has been a paper mill town. Although the mill has changed ownership from time to time, there have been few interruptions in its operation.

The new Health Access Network (HAN) complex on West Broadway was completed in August 2009.

Lincoln Paper & Tissue makes business reply and insert card paper stock, premium white, mid-tone, deep colored and specialty tissues, and bleached kraft market pulp. This mill is the largest producer of deep-dyed tissue in the country. 354 people are employed at LP & T. More than 99% of the chemicals used in the mill's pulping process are recycled!

The company has installed a new tissue machine, which makes 100 tons of tissue per day, doubling LP & T's capacity and adding 40 new jobs. The new machine was formally dedicated on October 6, 2006. For photos of the giant dryer drum for the new machine arriving in Lincoln, click here. For some vintage photos of the mill, click here.

Lincoln's airport (see photo below) is located on the banks of the Penobscot River, and serves both seaplanes and regular aircraft. Its FAA indentifier is LRG. The airport is open to the public.

There is also a seaplane dock in downtown Lincoln on Mattanawcook Lake.

Internet service is widely available in the Lincoln area, with services provided by telephone companies Mid-Maine Communications and Verizon, with both providing DSL services. Also, the Lincoln Memorial Library provides access to the Internet through its computers. Dialup Internet service is also provided by several smaller ISPs.

Airport to be upgraded

July, 2008 - Lincoln is considering a $700,000 plan, over 5 years, to modernize our regional airport. No date set yet for town council review.

A local business celebrates its grand opening after changing ownership.

Lincoln has a variety of businesses serving people from all over the area.

Lincoln is also served by a railroad. A freight train is shown here at the railroad crossing on Penobscot Valley Avenue. Rail service began in Lincoln in 1869. Guilford Transportation now owns the line.
If you live here, please shop locally whenever possible. If you're visiting, you can find most everything you need right here. Need a gift for someone? A replacement tire? A new shirt? Some wood for your campfire? Groceries? An ATM? It's all right here in Lincoln!
This photo was taken on outer West Broadway in Lincoln, which has become part of the business district over the years.

West Broadway is also Route 2. The access road for Interstate 95 (River Road) runs off outer West Broadway.

Although Lincoln is the shopping hub for the nearby population (which numbers around 25,000 people), it is still a rural town. You won't find a moose in the Wal-Mart parking lot every day, but it has been known to happen!

This giant crane at Lincoln Pulp & Tissue held our nation's flag high above the town. The flag could be seen from the downtown area.

Penobscot Valley Hospital, located on the corner of Enfield Roadand Transalpine Road, is a 25-bed hospital, and is one of Lincoln's largest employers. The hospital opened in 1973. It has grown over the years, and a new state-of-the-art modern surgical facility, and the renovated main lobby was dedicated on November 18, 2006.

Here's a picture of the Lincoln Redemption Center taken in the early fall of 2005, just as they were beginning their renovations under new ownership.

Wood is a very important resource in the Lincoln area. Pulp trucks like this one are a common sight here.
Lincoln Paper & Tissue at dusk.

When day is done.