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Sprague, Ned Collection
film (1,600 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
1933 – 1940
Collection contains home movies, primarily scenes of fishing trips via double-decker steamer boats, the 'Twilight' and 'Katahdin,' on Moosehead Lake, Maine. Footage has intertitles such as "1934, Frank Mack's 5th Annual Fishing Party Moosehead Lake." Group member activities include ax juggling. Also shown are trips to Grand Lake Stream, [Ben Chambers'] camps on West Grand Lake, and a state salmon hatchery.
Ned Sprague's father found these five reels of film. One reel is undated and may have been shot in the 1920s. Moosehead Lake in Maine was a popular destination for fishing tourists who would gather in Greenville via the railroad service to Forest Station, board the steamers, and go across the lake to log cabin camps such as The Birches.
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