Thursday, June 4, 2020

Historic Paddle Image: Northeast Carry Camp

Here's another image (originally a stereoview) from A. L. Hinds of Benton, Maine. It is a Penobscot camp labelled as being near the North East Carry in Maine's famed Moosehead Lake region.

Source Links: Found originally on but also listed on Ruby Lane

White tourists are posing with members of the camp. Full sized paddles and large rolls of birchbark, likely for canoe construction, appear resting against the shelter on the far left. In the center frame, a guide holds up his paddle in and inverted manner providing a fantastic frontal view of the shape.

A further identical copy with zoomable features is found at the UMaine's Digital Commons library. The details in the description mention the image is from a set entitled  "Scenery in Northern Maine, Moosehead Lake series". This is image number 10, captioned "Indian Camp, (North East Carry)."

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