Fish; Their Habits And Haunts And The Methods Of Catching Them, Together With Fishing As A…

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byLorenzo Prouty

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883. Excerpt: ... A Day On Grand Lake Stream. A party of two left Boston at eight o'clock one Monday morning in June in the steamer "New England," Captain Winchester, for Calais. We had a fine trip to Portland, where we stopped about an hour. Arriving at Eastport, we left the steamer and took the river boat called the "Queen," for Calais. We reached Calais at three on Tuesday afternoon and remained over-night. Next morning we went by train to Lewy's Island,--a ride of forty miles. There we found our guide, one of the best,--an Indian of the first class named Piel Tomah (since this trip I have had as guides his two sons, of whom I shall speak later), and our cook, with two canoes for us. We bought the more bulky articles needed, such as pork, potatoes, meat, and eggs, and embarked upon the waters of Big Lake. This lake is about twelve miles long, and we much enjoyed paddling across in the light canoes. We varied the pleasure by making a call upon the Indian settlement on White Island, where we found a church and some other signs of civilization among the inhabitants. Most of the women were engaged in basketmaking, and were very expert. We left orders for some baskets to be ready when we should return. The men were mostly busy in the woods cutting knees for boats, for which there is quite a demand. Those we saw at home were building canoes, and afforded us an opportunity of examining the process, which is ingenious enough. We arrived at the foot of Grand Lake Stream at three o'clock, where we found a farm owned by a Mr. Gould, whom we hired to carry our baggage across the three-mile carry. The road was very rough, but his horse seemed to know every rock and stump, and at five o'clock our baggage was on the ground near the dam. We selected a good location for our tent, and so...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883. Excerpt: ... A Day On Grand Lake Stream. A party of two left Boston at eight o'clock one Monday morning in June in the steamer "New England...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217721710

ISBN - 13:9780217721714

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