No. 11 Pingree Heirs
830,000 acres (up 125,000 acres)
Pingree lands are consolidated in Maine and owned by fifth-, sixth-, and seventh generation descendants of David Pingree (1795—1863). Known as the Merchant Prince of Salem, Pingree’s nineteenth-century empire ultimately exceeded 1 million acres, including tracts in 100 different Maine townships as well as in Kentucky, Ohio, New Hampshire, Texas, and Wisconsin. His heirs manage their holdings via Bangor-based SEVEN ISLANDS LAND COMPANY, which produces lumber via Maine Woods Company and birch, oak, and maple flooring through Moosewood Millworks.