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Unread postby cubdriver2 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:16 pm

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Re: Sad day for us on floats

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:21 pm

One of my favorite places in Maine is gone. Old logging boarding house on graveyard point where we spent many a happy afternoon sipping coffee and enjoying a home baked cookie sitting on the porch viewing Mt Katahdin
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Unread postby KlausNW » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:47 pm

My area is growing very rapidly. Although the old general stores and lodges aren't burning down the bulldozers are doing what bulldozers do. Even many of the old orchards are being plowed under to make room for industrial interest.
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Unread postby RKittine » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:27 am

I started going to Kennebunkport Maine when I was 5 and used to stay at The Langsford House, a resort hotel on the water built during the Civil War. It burned down almost to the day on its hundredth birthday. I miss it and a lot of ond memories and now the Colony Hotel is getting old, which is were I went every summer after that until I was 43. It's is well over 120 years old and one of these days I expect to hear the same thing. Old, outdated wiring etc. A shame.

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Unread postby KlausNW » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:36 pm

Owner Plans To Rebuild Historic Chesuncook Lake House Destroyed In Fire

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A fire that leveled a 150-year-old inn on a remote lake over the weekend has torn out a long and storied chapter of Maine history.

The Chesuncook Lake House first served as a base camp for loggers, and then as a wilderness retreat for outdoor enthusiasts wanting to experience the North Woods as they were at the turn of the century.

It’s not easy to reach the Chesuncook Lake House, 50 miles north of Greenville and 65 miles west of Millinocket. And Vern Labbe, deputy director for public lands, says that’s the way he liked it. Labbe worked at the Lake House in the early ’80s.

“To me, the thing that made it special back then is there was only, basically, two ways to get there: by boat or over the ice, snowmobile or snowshoe. But it was a long walk from anywhere, and back then you didn’t have a lot of snowmobiles. So it was an experience to go to the village. You made an effort to get there,” he says.

Chesuncook Village is currently a cluster of privately owned camps that at one time included a store, a church and a school, all part of a logging community. Labbe says people would go up to work for the winter and come down with the river drives in the spring. When those ended in the late ’70s, the population dropped, but Chesuncook Village and the Lake House remained a special place to visit.....
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Unread postby RKittine » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:59 am

I am sorry that it happened, but more sorry that I missed it.

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Re: Sad day for us on floats

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:56 am

Good news, but it's going to cost a fortune to rebuild. No real road system to get there.

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