The Land Report

Winter 2014

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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94 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 4 LANDREPORT.COM The L and Report 100 I n the mid-19th century, David Pingree, a shipping magnate known as the Merchant Prince of Salem, sensed that the heyday of the clipper ship was coming to an end. So he began purchasing land — and he did so in nearly 100 different Maine townships. Today, his heirs' Seven Islands Land Co. is FSC and SFI certified. In 2012, Seven Islands acquired MooseWood Millworks, which manufactures products from flooring-grade lumber produced at the family's Maine Woods Company. Now Pingree hardwood, from a 170-year sustainably managed forest, is available as MooseWood Flooring. Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres 10 Above: Approximately 80 percent of the Pingree holdings are under conservation easement. SHUTTERSTOCK

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