Historic Midcoast

Apr 20, 2014
Courtesy of: Penobscot Marine Museum/ Carroll Thayer Berry Collection

Penobscot Marine Museum has a collection of historic photos by Carroll Thayer Berry, a woodcut artist and one of the founders of Center for Maine Contemporary Art.

According to museum records, this photo is of campers at Alford Lake in Hope; however, according to museum staff, the background appears to be Rockport Harbor. The speculation is the campers were on a field trip but that information is unconfirmed as are the identities of the campers.

Those who have further information about the photo should comment online at knox.villagesoup.com, email news@courierpublicationsllc.com or write Camden Herald, 113 Washington St., Camden ME, 04843.

Readers are invited to submit mystery photos of their own as well, either in person at the Camden Herald office or via email.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Ben Ellison | Apr 21, 2014 11:08

Couldn't that be a saltwater cove at high tide, with dried black kelp between the rocks and the stakes of a herring weir in the background?

Posted by: Martha Johnston-Nash | Apr 20, 2014 23:08

They're most likely Beaverettes from the Beaver Lodge prior to it becoming Knox County Fish and Game's facility. There are some around still, as I've done embroidery for them.

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