Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
ENGAGING MINDS
CONNECTING MAINE

A Past Exhibit

Down the Allagash: Celebrating the Allagash Wilderness Waterway

May 6 through June 26, 2016
Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Lecture Hall

Chase's Carry, 1911

Chase's Carry, 1911, MHS collection 1955, Henry L. Withee Collection

The wilderness of Maine has long been alluring to adventurers and nature lovers alike. 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, a stunning stretch of wilderness in northern Maine. This exhibit highlights the rugged beauty of the Allagash through the experiences of Henry L. Withee and Horace A. Bailey, two friends who canoed the Allagash in July of 1911.