The Rangeley and Its Region: The Famous Boat and Lakes of Western Maine

The Rangeley and Its Region: The Famous Boat and Lakes of Western Maine

by Stephen A. Cole
     
 

The Rangeley Lakes were the crucible of Maine's nineteenth-century sporting culture, and the Rangeley boat evolved out of this distinctive time and place. As essential to Rangeley as sporting camps, fishing guides, and brook trout, the namesake boat remains a true icon.The Rangeley and Its Region tells how entwined the boat, people, lakes, town, and economy became

Overview

The Rangeley Lakes were the crucible of Maine's nineteenth-century sporting culture, and the Rangeley boat evolved out of this distinctive time and place. As essential to Rangeley as sporting camps, fishing guides, and brook trout, the namesake boat remains a true icon.The Rangeley and Its Region tells how entwined the boat, people, lakes, town, and economy became over a century. This engaging story includes native voices and historical photographs, and touches on sportfishing, rod-building, fly-tying, boatbuilding, guiding, and the summer culture of a remote and treasured town.

Editorial Reviews

Maine Antiques Digest
“A rich narrative...beautifully illustrated.”
Woodenboat Magazine
“Even your non-boating friends might ask to borrow this good looking, nicely presented book.”
Maine Sunday Telegram
“... words hold us from page to page...drawn to the old photographs and advertisements, hundreds, a pictorial essay speaking volumes in themselves...”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884482956
Publisher:
Tilbury House Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Stephen A. Cole directs the natural resources and sustainable communities programs at Coastal Enterprises, Inc., a community-development corporation. He is co-author of I Was Content and Not Content: The Story of Linda Lord and the Closing of Penobscot Poultry and author of The Rangeley and Its Region: The Famous Boat and Lakes of Western Maine. He lives in Damariscotta, Maine, with his family.

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