Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday September 28, 1879

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Sunday, September 28, 1879, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Very foggy; until noon. After breakfast we took the boat and started to explore the lake going into every bay and cove and fishing thoroughly. By far the most character to this lake of any I have seen so far. Fine headlands, beautiful growth and a general picturesqueness in form and color. Beautiful birches, norway pines & white rocks. A fine view of Katahdin. Cleared about noon. Visited a little pond near south end. Saw a mink and tracks of deer and caribou. Near where I found the boat discovered a large raft with a good iron anchor, which we took for the boat. Had visited every part of the shore and fished thoroughly, without a rise. Returned to camp, our dinner and embarked for Big Togue using the "Dough" at the carry. Took our raft on Big Togue and started down the west side. A beautiful still day, with not a ripple on the lake. Fished every inch and not a rise. Reached the lower end at evening and we camped. Warm night.

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