Take a Hike!

Steps at the Trail head of Deboullie Mountain

     The warm weather is just around the corner.  It is time to start planning spring and summer activities. Make sure to add Deboullie Public Lands to that list. The Deboullie Public Reserved Lands sit in the northeast corner of the North Maine Woods. With 23,000 acres (roughly 36 square miles), there is some of the most beautiful scenery in northern Maine.  Marc Deschene, a forester for the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Division of Public Lands, said, “Many changes and improvements have been done to the area in the last seven or eight years.” Continue reading “Take a Hike!”

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

boston fire stanley forman

    In the world of journalism, the story is told with words.  With photojournalism, however, the pictures tell the story.  The highest award given in journalism is the Pulitzer Prize. Not every person will run into dangerous situations to capture what is truly taking place. Nor can anyone plan to be in the right place at the right time.  There is a vast amount of luck and perseverance required to capture one of these perfect, real-life moments. The effects of such photos span far beyond the picture itself. When you have seen a photograph that touches, you can never un-see it.  That image stays forever etched in your mind. That photo can move you to that exact moment that shutter snaps closed and that image becomes part of history. The sights, the sounds, the smells, in that image, become a part of you. Continue reading “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words”

Trains to the Past

The trains have maintained their majesty and beauty, despite exposure to the elements for 85 years.

    The people in the logging industry called him the “Paul Bunyan of the North Woods.” Edouard Lacroix was born on Jan. 6, 1889, in St. Marie, Quebec.  Lacroix, at the age of 14, left his hometown and moved to Nashua, N.H.  While there, he began working in a textile mill.  Lacroix felt that the textile field was not a good fit for him, so he went to work in a logging camp. Continue reading “Trains to the Past”