Old Sebec Lake

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Old Sebec Lake is an intriguing look at one ofMaine's most beautiful and historically interestingareas, containing a series of photographs as well asaccompanying text that document the most colorful erain the lake's history.T he photographs, which date from 1860 to 1950 andcome mainly from private collections, illustrate a timeof steamboats and tenting parties, log drives and spoolmills, market hunters and 30-mile traplines. This wasalso a time of uncertain employment, boom-and-busteconomies, and remarkable changes in transportation,all of which profoundly affected the lake and thecommunities surrounding it.Although the images tell the story, woven throughthe text are interesting stories about B.M. Packard, FredGates, Walter Arnold, and others whose lives contributedto the lake's interesting past. Accounts of the 1936 flood,the scuttling of the Marion, and the construction of TheCastle are also included in the text.
ISBN: 9780738597065
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Local historian and author Dorothy A. Blanchard, whogrew up around Sebec Lake, has organized her book into chapters representing the various sections of the lake and the neighboring towns. Old Sebec Lake is entertaining and educational, and will interest both residents and those unfamiliar with this unique area of Maine.
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