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Grand Lake Stream Area, Maine

Discussion in 'Places to Paddle' started by Fitz, May 25, 2013.

  1. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    The Norumbegas took a spring wilderness trip last week. A Trip Report is in the works. Robin also has a Trip Report over at

    I thought I would share a few photos. We were wind bound the second day out which was not unexpected, but it resulted in a change of plans and a much more leisurely trip.

    On the way out of the woods, we stopped to see Dale Tobey in his shop in Grand Lake Stream. Dale is also a Maine Guide and was a great help in the trip planning and builds wonderful Grand Laker Canoes (photo by Robin Laurer). Prospector in high seas photo is also by Robin Laurer.

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  2. Treewater

    Treewater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Nice pictures Fritz. the 5th one, is that considered "heavy waters?"
  3. Grandlaker

    Grandlaker Builder & Restorer

    Fitz You mite have had a windy day but I would take it over the rain i've been guiding in for the last 5 days strait. It was great meeting all of you. I am looking forward to the Assembly . Glad you had a good time and anytime you or anyone needs assistance around Washington co. give me a call.
  4. rangerkevin

    rangerkevin LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Can't wait to get up to that area again in just over 2 weeks! Maybe run into you around Dale. Certainly at assembly if you're going (which it sounds like!)
  5. robin

    robin LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Great Trip!

    It was a great trip in spite of the wind. It was the first time for me to travel with all wood canoes, and to have 4 of them be Chestnuts really put the icing on the cake....
    Speaking of cake, Fitz and Dave's cakes from the reflector oven where a welcome addition with so much campsite time...
    John Fitzgerald, Son Branden with "Sadie Dog" (great trippers all) in front of Fitz's Beautful 17' Chestnut Prospector


    Steve Lapey in his 15' Chestnut Chum

    Aforementioned Cake, ummmmm!!!!


    Dale (Grandlaker) in green Checked jacket explaining a repair to a Grandlaker,


    Robin in Fitz's Prospector,

  6. Grandlaker

    Grandlaker Builder & Restorer

    Stop in when your here, I have a Sprague built Grand Laker in real good condition needing a restoration. Would make you a great canoe.
  7. rangerkevin

    rangerkevin LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I'll try and stop by. We'll be up to Pappys. Tempting me with a Grand Laker huh? ;) Just for curiosity sake what were you looking for it? May make me plan a little different if it is doable.

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