A Bangor Daily News story about a local company that is making paddles for L.L. Bean’s centennial noted that a UMaine professor helped Shaw & Tenney of Orono identify a piece of wood. The professor, who is not named in the story, told the company the wood, which was pulled from a lake, will be used to make the paddles, had been under water since 1589. UMaine student Brandon Viger, a senior electronic engineering technology major who works at Shaw & Tenney, was pictured in the story working on a paddle and interviewed about the job of producing the paddles.
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