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The Kate rests in her berth at East Cove in Greenville on a soft summer evening.

Celebrate the Grand Lady of Moosehead Lake – the SS Katahdin

By shelagh talbot on July 25, 2014, at 10:07 a.m.
By Shelagh Talbot GREENVILLE— Come celebrate the 100th birthday of a grand old lady – a steamship nicknamed the Kate in Greenville. This venerable craft is officially known as the Katahdin and she sails the waters of Moosehead Lake every summer. Her birthday celebration takes from August 13 – 17, …
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Master bedroom at Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan home with items chosen by docents.

Discover your favorite things on a trip back in time – A 2014 visit to the Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan house

By shelagh talbot on July 20, 2014, at 10:21 p.m.
By Shelagh Talbot GREENVILLE— “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…” – so goes the beginning of “My Favorite Things” from Roger & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. With that idea in mind, the Moosehead Historical Society has assembled a delightful exhibit – “These Are A Few Of Our Favorite …
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Sarah Fahey talks with Candy Russell, Executive Director of the Moosehead Historical Society, after receiving the cane.

Greenville’s Oldest Resident receives Boston Post Cane

By shelagh talbot on July 20, 2014, at 3:46 p.m.
GREENVILLE— The Boston Post Cane was recently presented to the oldest resident of Greenville, Sarah Dean Fahey at a delightful gathering at the C.A. Dean Nursing Home, where Sarah Fahey resides. Many members of family and relatives applauded as Candy Russell, Executive Director of the Moosehead Historical Society and Museum …
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The Base Lodge at Squaw Mountain Ski Area in 1966. Photo courtesy of the Moosehead Historical Society.

Happy 50th to Squaw Mountain Ski Area – A short history

By shelagh talbot on Dec. 21, 2013, at 9:29 p.m.
By Shelagh Talbot BIG MOOSE TOWNSHIP — There’s nothing like a group of passionate and like-minded people getting together to make things happen. The Big Squaw Mountain Resort just north of Greenville was just such a dream made a reality. The ski area officially opened fifty years ago, on December …
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Happy 50th to Squaw Mountain Ski Area – A short history

By shelagh talbot on Dec. 21, 2013, at 9:22 p.m.
By Shelagh Talbot BIG MOOSE TOWNSHIP — There’s nothing like a group of passionate and like-minded people getting together to make things happen. The Big Squaw Mountain Resort just north of Greenville was just such a dream made a reality. The ski area officially opened fifty years ago, on December …
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Francis Fenton wearing his CCC Reunion cap. Talbot photo

Remembering the Conservation Corps Camp in Greenville With Francis Fenton

By shelagh talbot on Sept. 19, 2013, at 11:34 a.m.
GREENVILLE— Unknown to many, scores of fascinating activities take place at the Moosehead Historical Society and Museums in Greenville throughout the year. Often times people drop by in search of information and, in the process, provide information of their own which increases the society’s bank of knowledge. Even more exciting …
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Famous flyers, left to right:  Lou Hilton, Dick Folsom -
in the chair with blanket - Judge Grinnell, and kneeling, Bob Bryan. Photos courtesy of the Moosehead Historical Society

Special Exhibit at Aviation Museum in Greenville

By shelagh talbot on Aug. 24, 2013, at 8:08 a.m.
GREENVILLE— With the 40th anniversary of the International Seaplane Fly-In, taking place Sept. 5 – 8, 2013, the Center for Moosehead History, home to the Moosehead Lake Aviation Museum, has created a special exhibit of some equally special memorabilia for the forthcoming event. One exhibit room is dedicated to the …
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Summer in Moosehead Quilt to be raffled off.

Summer in Moosehead Quilt Show

By shelagh talbot on Aug. 15, 2013, at 9:42 p.m.
GREENVILLE— On August 31, 2013 the Moosehead Quilters will be presenting “Summer In Moosehead” quilt show from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will be held at Union Evangelical Church (at the blinking light in Greenville, ME). There will be quilts on display representing new techniques as well as the …
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Poor Pauline - tied to the tracks (from Teddy at the Throttle, an old silent film).

Depot’s guest to reveal secrets of famous stars

By shelagh talbot on Aug. 06, 2013, at 4:49 p.m.
GREENVILLE JCT — Imagine an attractive, articulate, and eternally young woman; a woman so fearless that she served as a stunt double in filming the most perilous scenes of many silent screen stars, including Gloria Swanson and Pearl White. Imagine a woman who earned fame and fortune in films, and …
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Greenville Depot readies for August 17 event

By shelagh talbot on Aug. 05, 2013, at 4:12 a.m.
All Invited for Day of Prizes and Surprises at the Greenville Jct Depot on August 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Greenville Junction Depot Friends” has announced the organization’s annual open house gala party will be held at the Greenville Junction Depot, starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August …
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A number of steamboats moored in downtown Greenville circa 1913. Sanders Store is visible in the background. Photo courtesy of the Moosehead Historical Society.

Steamboats on Moosehead – a presentation by Walter Macdougall

By shelagh talbot on June 14, 2013, at 9:41 a.m.
GREENVILLE— Imagine for a moment that its 1913 and the ice, thankfully, has departed Moosehead Lake. If you were standing on the shore, you’d see large boats plying the waters. In those days steamboats were still a common sight. The Moosehead Historical Society (MHS) will celebrate these beautiful vessels with …
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Giant Yard Sale for JD Foundation

By shelagh talbot on June 13, 2013, at 10 a.m.
By Shelagh Talbot ABBOT —The JD Foundation, located on the corners of Routes 15 and 16 in Abbot, Maine is ramping up for their biggest Yard Sale of the year July 4 – 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during those four days and the Auction of the season …
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The Kate sails under the full moon during one of their famous summer Rock n Roll cruises. Talbot photo

A visit with Liz McKeil Cannell The new Executive Director of the SS Katahdin and Moosehead Marine Museum

By shelagh talbot on June 13, 2013, at 9:57 a.m.
By Shelagh Talbot GREENVILLE— Early on in April 2013, we introduced Liz McKeil Cannell as new Executive Director of the Moosehead Marine Museum and the SS. Katahdin. Not long ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with her and talk about her recent hiring. When asked why she chose …
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Teacher Elizabeth DeMerchant from Holbrook Middle School won the Greenville Junction Depot RR Quilt Raffle. She brought the quilt to school and showed it off with two of her Lego Club members Corbin Dunkle at left and Kaleb Fitzgerald on the right. Contributed photo

Quilt Raffle a success for Depot Friends

By shelagh talbot on Feb. 04, 2013, at 12:17 p.m.
GREENVILLE JCT— Recently the winner for the Greenville Junction Depot Quilt Raffle was announced. Deen Chaykowski of Belfast lovingly created the quilt, incorporated with railroad themes and depot history. The winner is Elizabeth DeMerchant who teaches at the Holbrook Middle School in in Holden. DeMerchant was so delighted upon winning …
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Quilt Raffle a success for Depot Friends

By shelagh talbot on Jan. 28, 2013, at 11:52 a.m.
GREENVILLE JCT— Recently the winner for the Greenville Junction Depot Quilt Raffle was announced. Deen Chaykowski of Belfast lovingly created the quilt, incorporated with railroad themes and depot history. The winner is Elizabeth DeMerchant who teaches at the Holbrook Middle School in in Holden. DeMerchant was so delighted upon winning …
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Cadet Airman First Class Nicholas Tinto with his leader Lieutenant Colonel Scott Higgins at Arlington Cemetery. Higgins photo

CAP cadet travels with to Washington with Wreaths Across America

By shelagh talbot on Jan. 05, 2013, at 12:22 p.m.
GREENVILLE— Cadet Airman 1st Class Nicholas Tinto of the Greenville Civil Air Patrol, recently participated in a one week trip to Arlington National Cemetery near Washington DC. Tinto was part of the Wreaths Across America program, now in its 21st year of decorating graves of our veterans for the holidays. …
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Mountain landscape by Bill Holmbom

Legendary artist to be celebrated in Monson

By shelagh talbot on Jan. 02, 2013, at 3:38 p.m.
MONSON— Mark your calendars! January 19 at 3 p.m. is the opening for the Bill Holmbom Art Show and Celebration Dinner at the Monson Community Center (formerly the Monson schools) in Monson, Maine. This significant showing will present a large display of Bill’s work. James William (Bill) Holmbom was born …
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In front on the rounded section of Greenville Junction’s railroad depot, Steve Pollis from Plum Creek hands a $2,000 check to Jane Hall, Chair of the Save the Depot project.

Greenville Junction Depot receives grant from Plum Creek

By shelagh talbot on Oct. 31, 2012, at 12:41 p.m.
GREENVILLE JCT — Plum Creek Timber Company has awarded a $2,000 grant to the fund for the Greenville Junction Depot to be used to help pay for the restoration of underpinning, necessary for moving the station to its new home across Route 15. Jane Hall, Chair of the Save the …
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The Kate, cradled on barges makes her way down Moosehead Lake. Shelagh Talbot photo

Kate on the Lake

By shelagh talbot on Oct. 14, 2012, at 12:41 p.m.
GREENVILLE— The SS Katahdin was raised out of the water on barges and floated down Moosehead Lake in Greenville on Thursday, Oct.11. Despite the weather, a good-sized crowd was on hand to watch her arrive. The amazing move was carried out by the Prock Marine Company of Rockland. She will …
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The SS Katahdin sails past a crane and a group of barges being assembled by Prock Marine Company to raise the Kate out of the waters of Moosehead Lake for needed repairs.

Raising the Kate on Moosehead Lake

By shelagh talbot on Sept. 26, 2012, at 10:37 a.m.
By Shelagh Talbot GREENVILLE—The SS Katahdin, or Kate as she is known by most, will receive a special Christmas gift this year – an overhaul of her hull and keel. Workers from Prock Marine Company, based in Rockland, have been busy creating a cradle to hold the Kate on a …
 
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