Saturday, April 30, 2011

1900s Advertisement Card for Winnegarnock House at head of Moosehead Lake, Maine




Note: Don't miss a comment left 4 February 2013 from a reader interested in North East Carry memorabilia.

Advertisement card for the Winnegarnock House at North East Carry, Maine, at the head of Maine's largest lake, Moosehead Lake, in Piscataquis County.  


Transcript:


WINNEGARNOCK HOUSE
Head of Moosehead Lake                     North East Carry, Me.
      ENTIRELY REBUILT AND REFURNISHED
This house occupies a commanding position at the upper end of the lake affording from its verandas an unobsctructed view of more than twenty miles down the lake.  It is located in the center of the best fishing and hunting country in the United States.  A two mile drive across the famous North East Carry brings one to the west branch of the Penobscot river, the very confines of civilization, beyond which for hundreds of miles are stretches of unbroken wilderness.


      WINNEGARNOCK STORE
now full equipped to furnish parties with the very best of camp supplies for the North woods at New York and Boston prices.  All goods delivered free at the point of embarkation.  Lists sent upon application  Covered Buckboards and Carriages always in readiness to convey parties across the Carry.  Daily mail service.  Guides and canoes furnished.
      S. S. HIBBARD, Manager
Rates $2.00 Per day                       [over]
    


The reverse of the card shows distances to various sites in the area, by canoe, by road or by steamer.




Transcript:


  TABLE OF DISTANCES
Showing a few of the many of the delightful trips to be taken in the immediate neighborhood of the Winnegarnock House.


Pebble Beach.......................................................1/8              Miles
Little W. Island, by canoe.......................................2                "
West Branch Penobscot, by road...........................2                "
Scannon Point, by canoe........................................2               "
Norcross Brook, by canoe......................................2               "
Norcross Point, by canoe.......................................2-1/2         "
Duck Cove, by canoe.............................................4                "
Center Island, by canoe..........................................3               "
Green Island, by canoe...........................................2-1/2         "
Lobster Lake, by road and canoe...........................5               "
Williams Stream, by canoe.....................................5               "
Russell Pond, by road and canoe...........................7               "
Rag Muff Brook, by road and canoe.....................10              " 
Farm Island, by canoe..........................................16               "
Chesuncook Lake, by road and canoe..................22              "
Moose Brook, by canoe..........................................6               "
Kineo House, by steamer......................................20               "
Socatean Stream, by canoe..................................16               "
Sebooomook Falls, by road and canoe..................4               "
Bigney's Cove, by canoe.........................................3               "


I found some other views of Winnegarnock House on vintage postcards.






And I found several references to Winnegarnock House online, including here at the Moosehead Historical Society.


If a reader has information on the origin of the name Winnegarnock or the family history of S. S. Hibbard, I ask that you leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!


A map of Moosehead Lake, Maine:



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A close-up map of North East Carry [or Northeast Carry], Maine:



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Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

  1. Very interested in anything about Northeast Carry. My grandfather started our family's association with the Carry in 1902 when, he was an intern at the TB facility in Greenville Junction(which later was the site of the Squaw Mt. Inn). He met Tom Snow, who was a clerk in Craft's store, in the Junction and, later manager of the Winnegarnock House. Our camp came to us from a Carry guide named Bill Doyle, in the mid 1940's. I am looking to collect information and photos about the Carry so, the history may be preserved. There is no real source for this information since, the Carry was never organized in a manner that produced or maintained records. Since the Great Northern went bankrupt, I expect much information was destroyed. I would have liked to find the lease records for the folks I knew there, from the late 1940's on.
    I would enjoy hearing from anyone with an interest in, or information about, the Carry.
    My email is RNewhall@RealtyUSA.com.
    A. Russell Newhall

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  2. Thanks for your comment and the added information. I revised the blog post to insert a note at the beginning to advise readers not to miss your comment. I know there are others out there that share your interest and hopefully you will connect with them.

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