Comments for: Milford snowshoe, pack basket maker recognized by Maine Arts Commission

Posted Nov. 14, 2012, at 1 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 14, 2012, at 5:53 p.m.

MILFORD | Bill Mackowski lifted the carved lid of an ash pack basket and pulled out a well-preserved small, green book — “The School-Boy Trapper” by Pat Sedlack. The paperback, published in 1960, was protected in a cloudy zip-close bag. “I remember when my uncle bought me this book,” …

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  • Anonymous

    Bill is truly an outstanding artist and craftsman, as well as a gentleman. Last year he produced a “one of a kind” pack in memory of our mutual friend Tom Thornton and donated it to Maine’s Youth Fish and Game Assn. for their annual auction. It was a thing of beauty. Congratulations Bill on your recognition by the Arts Commission.

  • Anonymous

    Fishing “creel”, not “creole”.

    • Aislinn Sarnacki

      I’m on it. Thank you for pointing that out. It will be changed! -Sarnacki

    • Anonymous

      How to “fish Creole”…

      “First, make a rue…”


  • Anonymous

    Very entertaining.

  • Anonymous

    Very good article. I enjoy reading your stories.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations Bill !! Bill is many good things, too numerous to mention. What Bill is at his core – is true and that truth lives in every weave and carving.

  • Anonymous

    Truly fascinating, thanks BDN and Bill. So glad he’s got some apprentices!

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