Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday October 23, 1881

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Sunday, October 23, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday Oct. 23- The skies were grey this morning and the lake perfectly still. Charley and Betel slept in our camp, Betel odorous, but I am growing tough. We packed up our traps and left the camp clean and in order and at 9 oclock embarked for the carry, Charlie and Betel going ahead in their birch to help us across the carry. It was a lovely, picturesque morning, warm and still with the clouds lazily floating above the hills. Got across the carry and started on Ambyegis (?) about 11 oclock. Lunched at 12 on a sandy point and moved out and across Pomadumcook past Gull rock. There was a slight breeze down the lake but it did not trouble us. Reached the opposite shore near an island, but Royal thought the Joe Merry stream was above. We paddled up to the head of the lake two miles but did not find it. Returned and found it just where we struck the shore after crossing opposite the island. Found a pretty little bay with a sandy beach and pitched our tentA most satisfactory day on the whole. The lakes were very beautiful all day.

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