One connection came from Bill Geller, who retired in 2010 from the University of Maine at Farmington. Bill wrote, “Your relatively recent book on Maine sporting camps seems to have been we’ll received. One supportive comment by reviewers that I agree with is that too little has been collected and published about sporting camps in Maine, and yet everyone says it is such an important part of our state’s history.”
Bill contacted me to let me know he’s been researching log driving operations and sporting camps in the West Branch of the Penobscot River watershed and the Piscataquis River watershed.
He recently finished a four part piece on the history of sporting camps in the Piscataquis watershed. The documents appear on the University of Maine Fogler Library Digital Commons, Maine History section of Special Collections.
You can access those articles here.
Samplings of Bill’s work on the West Branch of the Penobscot are available at his website.
“My interest is simply to make the history available,” Bill told me. And boy, he has certainly done that. I am sure you will enjoy these articles.