Schoodic Lake Revisited
Binding: Paperback, 185 pages
Dimensions: 8.43 X 11 X 0.4 inches
Publisher: Moosehead Communications (2008)
Suggested Price: $18.95
The sawdust pile on shore of
as of September 4, 2008 (taken by Ruth e. Cyr)
Schoodic Lake, Lake View
- review by Roxanne Moore
on Bangor Daily News 1/19/2009
Nearly a century ago, a ladies group meeting at
Olympic Hall in Lake View decided to raise funds
by making a quilt and charging 25 cents to
embroider a name on it.
The names, embroidered in 20 circles, 12 names
to a circle, include Eva M.C. Tweedie, Leah M.
York, Murray D. Gallupe, Queenie Leonard, Mary
C. Hamlin, Roy Purdy and Mrs. Robert Luttrell.
Who won the raffled quilt isn’t recorded, but
Etta Hamlin had it. Then the quilt was passed on
to Pearl Hamlin McFarland, Gladys Newman and
Isabella Newman Roberts.
A list of the names on the Lake View Quilt, as
well as photos of a few sections of it, are
included in Bill Sawtell’s 185-page “Schoodic
Schoodic Lake and Lake View are in Piscataquis
County, just east of Brownville.
Olympic Hall, the American Thread Co., the
Canadian Pacific Railroad, the Quirions, the
Hamlins, the Caldwells, the Winglers, Harry
Lanphear, the Lydia A. Godsoe Lands, the Newmans,
Adams Siding, Joe Tanguay, Benjamin Clark — the
topics and memories are numerous.
And there are wonderful pictures of the town and
of people, from Haskell’s Boys Band to Harold
and Emelia (Poirier) Newman on their wedding day
You will find “Schoodic Lake Revisited” for sale
at stores in Piscataquis County and Bangor, or
you may order it for $18.45 plus 95 cents tax
and $4.27 for shipping and handling. Mail checks
to Bill Sawtell, PO Box 272, Brownville, ME
Sawtell also has available copies of some of his
other books: “Katahdin Iron Works and Gulf Hagas,”
$12.95 plus 5 percent sales tax, and shipping;
“Glimpses of Greenville,” “$11.95 plus sales tax
and shipping; “Onawa Revisited,” $16.95 plus
sales tax and shipping; “The Ron Marks Story,”
$4.95 plus sales tax and shipping; “The Wall,”
$3.95 plus sales tax and shipping.
As a descendant of Cummings and Hildreth
families in Greenville, I particularly enjoyed
“Glimpses of Greenville,” which includes Linda
Hubbard McBrierty’s interview with Harold Walden
How fortunate for us that Sawtell is one of
those authors who cares enough about small
communities to preserve their history.