Maine Historical Society

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Off to Maine: Early Sportsmen in the Maine Woods
A Talk with Steve Pinkham

Recorded on March 25, 2021

Only a few sportsmen went to Maine to hunt and fish before the advent of railroads. After the coming of the railways, thousands of hunters and fishermen came to Maine each season, creating a need for hotels, sporting camps and guides to accommodate them. Learn how they got here and how the Rangeley Lakes and Moosehead Lake became the favored sporting resorts of Maine. Steve Pinkham grew up in western Maine, hearing old stories of hunting and fishing, and has spent much of his life hiking, paddling and discovering the many wonderful places in the backwoods of Maine. He is the author of three books: Old Tales of the Maine Woods, More Old Tales of the Maine Woods, and Mountains of Maine: Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names.