Luther H. Peirce Memorial
Luther H. Peirce Memorial, commemorating the Penobscot River
Log-Drivers, Sculpted by Brewer ME sculptor Charles Eugene Tefft.
Tefft's Luther H. Peirce Memorial, a gift to the city of
Bangor, Maine from the descendants of lumber baron Luther H.
Peirce, was installed on Harlow Street in 1925. Also known
as The Last Drive, the monument shows three river drivers
using an axe, a cantdog, and a peavey to break up a log jam
by prying out the key log. This most dangerous moment of a
log drive makes for a dramatic, compelling sculpture. The
models included legendary river driver Pat Connors and a
young logger named David Preble.
Photo 85, July 08