Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday October 15, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Saturday, October 15, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sat. Oct. 15- After breakfast got into the birches and went down to the dam to see if we could get some trout. The lake was quite still, but the skies were grey and dark. There were some beautiful effects which I would have liked to paint if it had not been so cold. There is less Autumn brilliancy of color than I have ever seen here. The sharp freezing nights having taken off the leaves before they coloredCame up to Norway Point and cooked our lunch. Began to rain and we started for camp, the rain falling faster and faster. The men got soaking wet. Shortly after we got back and got a roaring fire built, two men appeared on the shore with a birch. Charley Hale and Betel (?), a Frenchman, soaking wet having come from Upper Tague expecting to camp here. We had to take them in but they were by no means attractive additions soaking and steaming before the fire.

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