BUCKSPORT, Maine -- 102919 -- The No. 8 smoke stack at the former Verso Paper mill site starts its descent on Tuesday. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

As the tallest remaining vestige of Bucksport’s papermaking history fell to the ground Tuesday morning, hundreds gathered to watch the iconic moment. Included among the viewers were BDN reporter Nick Sambides Jr. and photographer Linda Coan O’Kresik, who captured the stack’s collapse in photographs and video.

This drone video, courtesy of Pointer Aerial Photography, shows a bird’s-eye view of the moment the stack came down.

BDN photographer Linda Coan O’Kresik captured the smoke stack falling from Franklin Street.

Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik
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Lindsay Putnam is a senior editor for sports and features at the Bangor Daily News. Lindsay previously worked as an editor and reporter at the New York Post. She's a York Beach native and Colby College...