Woods and Lakes of Maine: A Trip from Moosehead Lake to New Brunswick in a Birch-bark Canoe, to which are Added Some Indian Place-names and Their Meanings, Now First Published

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J. R. Osgood, 1884 - Canoes and canoeing - 223 pages
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Page 225 - Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 194 - ... River, Mississippi. An Indian word, meaning "tumbling water." Amalthea; village in Franklin County, Ohio, named for the nurse of Jupiter. Amarg-osa; river in California. A Spanish word, meaning " bitter water." Ambajeejus; lake, and falls in the Penobscot River, Maine. An Indian word, referring to the two large, round rocks in the lake, one on top of the other. Ambajemackomas; fall in the Penobscot River, Maine. An Indian word, meaning "little cross pond.
Page 76 - The farm, which has grown to large proportions, is now owned by Hon. ES Coe of Bangor, and on it are raised yearly large numbers of cattle and sheep, and also potatoes, grain, and vegetables. So well do sheep thrive there, that a short time before our arrival one became so fat that, in the words of the superintendent, Mr. Nutter, they "had to kill him to save his life; couldn't lug himself around.
Page 25 - LAKE. 25 or stooping with its head towards the west. The precipitous eastern cliff is a very good counterpart of the rump, while a slight elevation at the beginning of the western slope well represents the withers, and another near its foot the swelling of the nose or " mouffle." Indian imagination, however, did not stop here. The two main arms of the lake, which extend north and south, one on each side of the "moose," with their numberless bays and coves, form the animal's antlers with broad blades...
Page 73 - It filled a tray about two and a half feet long by one and a half feet wide and about five inches deep.
Page 23 - While on his way through the forests, one day, he came upon two moose, hurriedly dropped his pack, and started in pursuit of them. The smaller moose, Kineo Mountain, was soon overtaken and killed. The chief, after boiling some of...
Page 36 - Who can describe the sweetness of that first whiff of forest aroma ! The drying branches of some prostrate fir-tree load the air with a fragrance one would fain drink in in never-ending draughts. Our old friends, the birches, nod a joyous welcome, as they rustle in the rising breeze. The bushes, berries, wild-flowers, mosses and lichens, all revive some pleasant memory. Our pulses throb with new life, our step grows elastic, and we are already creatures of a different mould from yesterday.
Page 32 - ... Pennsylvania, of a family which had lived for three generations in Pennsylvania, his father being of Dutch, and his mother of Irish descent. From the public school he entered the State College in Center County, but left before graduation to join the Union Army, in which he enlisted as a private; serving until the end of the war he was mustered out of the service with the rank of captain of volunteers. After crossing the plains to New Mexico in 1866, he returned to Pennsylvania, and then going...
Page 170 - Stopper cord consists of conical rolls of very elastic rubber, about 4 feet in length, and varying in diameter from one-half an inch at one end to an inch and a half at the other.

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