Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday October 19, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 19, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Oct 19, 1889 Packed up and got away before 9. A soft cloudy morning and calm. The old fellow with his old birch and his old gun arrived at our camp just as we were about to leave and probably took possession. We were somewhat delayed getting down the rapids but we ran the last one at the entrance of Pemadumcook which had risen several feet since we came over. Had a fine calm time clear down. Lunched at the foot and arrived at the dam to find a lumbermans party in possession. Went into camp on the opposite shore below the dam, an old camping ground, my particular horror. Had our pole beds and got snug by dark. Another party just behind us in which was a young minister with a couple of prospectors Abrams Hatheway and [blank].

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