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Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1895
Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee
Date: circa 1900
Media: Photograph from glass negative
Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.
After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.