Nine Mile Bridge

Nine Mile Bridge

Three Years in the Maine Woods

Book - 1973
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In Nine Mile Bridge, Helen Hamlin vividly details her years living deep in the Maine woods and chronicles a way of life that is nearly forgotten. At just twenty, she taught school at Churchill Depot, a tiny and isolated lumber camp at the headwaters of the Allagash River that was "no place for a woman." She then married a fish and game warden and spent the next three years living even deeper in the wilderness, first at Umsaskis Lake and then at Nine Mile Bridge on the St. John River. The young couple lived alone and snowbound for months, knowing there was only a handful of other people within thousands of square miles of unbroken country. In Nine Mile Bridge, trappers, foresters, lumbermen, woods folk and wild animals, as well as frozen dogsled runs, hunting, fishing, simple joys and awe-inspiring natural beauty, form the sweeping backdrop for her remarkable adventure. Book jacket.
Publisher: Camden, Me. : Down East Books, 1973
ISBN: 9780892722655
Branch Call Number: B HAMLIN
Characteristics: 233 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm


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