Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday October 13, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 13, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Oct 13, 1889 Found the river had risen two feet during the night which was cold and frosty. Leaves falling rapidly. A young man and his Indian guide, Ketcham passed down early with a deers head and horns to send out with the Bangor party. I would have staid a day longer but found we had not brought provisions for a longer time, so we had an early start on our return. Just below Debsconeag stopped at the Bangor party's camp. Their men had four or five fine Togue spread out on a log. (Lake trout) one of the ladies caught one of them weighing 12 pounds in Debsconeag pond with a troll, about 75 or 100 ft. with a spoon. Gave Charlie Hale my letters to mail. We turned into Debsconeag pond a beautiful clear sheet just off the river through a short thoroughfare and trolled for an hour or more but the wind blew from the S. E. and the river had sent in its red water and we got nothing. Stopped and cooked our dinner and came on down. I made a sketch at Abol Falls. Got back to camp about 5.

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