Off to Maine: Early Sportsmen in the Maine Woods
a talk with Steve Pinkham
Thursday, March 25, 6-7pm
Only a few sportsmen went to Maine to hunt and fish before the advent of railroads. After the coming of the railways, thousands of hunters and fishermen came to Maine each season, creating a need for hotels, sporting camps and guides to accommodate them. Learn how they got here and how the Rangeley Lakes and Moosehead Lake became the favored sporting resorts of Maine.
About the speaker: Steve Pinkham grew up in western Maine, hearing old stories of hunting and fishing, and has spent much of his life hiking, paddling and discovering the many wonderful places in the backwoods of Maine. Having spent the past ten years searching for articles and books, following up on clues, and spending a vast amount of hours in libraries and historical societies, he published his first book, Mountains of Maine in 2009. Selecting from his vast collection for this book, he now spends his time writing and publishing articles and books about the Maine Woods from his home in Quincy, Massachusetts. He is the author of three books: Old Tales of the Maine Woods, More Old Tales of the Maine Woods, and Mountains of Maine: Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names.
Cost: Free and open to the public, limited to 500 attendees. Registration required.
Location: online via Zoom