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4) nhf-1154_0008a.mov
Camping, canoeing, Maine--Arthur Race--home movies. Reel 8
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Viewing Notes
'Maine's 2,500 Lakes.' 'Rivers and streams and 15,000,000 acres of forests offer ideal settings for canoe trips.' 'Canoeing the Penobscot West Branch under the shadows of Katahdin.' Unloading from truck to canoe at northeast carry from northern end of Moosehead Lake. Canoes going down stream. Shots of rapids. Lunch fare. Guide using ax. Cooking. Eating. Unloading from horsedrawn rig at carry. 'People of the Maine forests along the waterways.' Whitetail deer. 'Look close and you will see a wild partridge on her nest.' Moose in shallow water. Deer. 'The West Branch trip is a succession of white waters below Ripogenus Dam.' Guide poling canoe down rapids. 'Repairing damages.' Using pitch [tar-like substance] to patch canvas. 'Majestic Mt. Katahdin, a mile high, dominates the West Branch country.' Katahdin. Dam on West Branch. 'There are fine trout pools at Debs-con-eag Falls.' Waterfall. Dam. Fisherman. Wildlife along banks. 'The lordly moose is monarch of the Maine woods.' Two moose in clearing. 'Wild moose, photographed in August with telephoto lens by Ben Ames Williams [Maine author].' Large moose. 'In the summer months moose seek the cool lake waters and feed on lily pads and succulent roots.' Bull moose feeding in shallows. 'A neglected camp fire and what it does.' 'Be sure all fire is extinguished.' Campfire burning high in evening. Daylight. Campfire has spread. Men running up riverbank with water. Canoeists come to assist in putting out fire. 'The Fire Warden sends out a call for reinforcements.' Canoe on rough stretch of white water. Back at fire scene, two men appear through smoke. 'A forest of growing trees, equal in area to one and one half times the whole state of Maine was destroyed by fire a few years ago, in one year.' Fire burning in woods. men running through smoke and flames. Two men arrive by canoe through rapids and join fire fighting. Shots of fire raging. 'Forest fires dry up streams and drive out and kill fish and game. Do your part to preserve this valuable heritage.' Canoes traveling quiet section of river. 'Mount Katahdin from Abol Stream.' 'Hunting wild deer with a camera is more exciting than killing them with a rifle.' Deer in field and along stream banks. 'There is no closed season on hunting deer with a camera in Maine.' Buck deer. Canoes going downstream. Camp. Tent and campfire. 'The final put in at Amea-Je-Mack-Amus Carry.' Canoes and wagon arrive at riverbank at end of carry. Some men are wearing ties. Guides carry canoes. Pan of Katahdin. Group in boat on North Twin Lake heading for Norcross and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad. 'The final take out at Norcross for the rail journey home.' Canoes loaded for transport to rail station. 'While this ends the West Branch canoe trip maine ever beckons you to her many scenic charms.' 'The end.'
Arthur Libby Race
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