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Charles Turner account of climbing Katahdin, 1804

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

An extract of a letter Charles Turner wrote in the summer of 1804 detailing his ascent of Katahdin. His is believed to be the first published account of an ascent of Katahdin and he and his companions are believed to be the first non-Native Americans to climb the mountain.

Turner was a surveyor from Scituate, Massachusetts, and later served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts.

The account was published in 1819 in the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

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  • Title: Charles Turner account of climbing Katahdin, 1804
  • Creator: Turner, Charles
  • Creation Date: circa 1804
  • Subject Date: circa 1804
  • County: Piscataquis
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-6451, Misc. Box 199/1
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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