Champlain Society Camp Asticou Log, Northeast Harbor, 1883

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society


This logbook documents the scientific studies, discoveries and explorations of the Champlain Society, a nature club comprised of Harvard University undergraduate students who camped on Mount Desert Island during the summer of 1883.

The logbook summarize the activities of the men at camp, including sailing, hiking, excursions to the post office, various scientific explorations, sports, and socializing.

Notable events included observation of the Western Mountain fire on August 26-28th, and the tragic buckboard accident near Harbor Brook on the road from Bar Harbor, ending in the death of Miss Mable Case on July 26th.

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About This Item

  • Title: Champlain Society Camp Asticou Log, Northeast Harbor, 1883
  • Creator: Mount Desert Island Historical Society
  • Creation Date: 1883
  • Subject Date: 1883
  • Location: Northeast Harbor, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Bound book, ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 21 cm x 17 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Mount Desert Island Historical Society
PO Box 653, 353 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
(207) 276-9323

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