Maine, April 18-22

Journal, Photography

I’m sure you’re all anxious to know what happened. I’m back at home in Alabama now, but our week in Maine was so busy I hardly had time to download photographs from my camera. So, I’ll try to summarize the rest of the trip in one post. (oh, please forgive the mistake in the last post. That was supposed to be April 16 and 17.)

Ok, on April 18th we took a small tour of the University of Maine. My favorite part was seeing their planetarium and observatory, housing an 8-inch Alvan Clark refractor. Alvan Clark was probably one of the best lens makers in America. This telescope was made by his company Alvan Clark and Sons in 1900, making the scope 113 years old. Pretty cool! They’re building a new observatory in a new location that will house it and some more modern equipment.

8 Alvan Clark

 

Fast forwarding to Saturday, the Big Day. That was the day of the Kenduskeag Stream Race. My father and brother entered the race in the Junior/Senior category, and placed third. Way to go! (This photograph was taken at a rapids call Six Mile Falls. It’s notorious for tipping canoeists, kayakers, or any other craft you choose.)

6 Mile

 

On Sunday, we went poling. Dwight King was kind enough to teach us how. I’m standing in the sandy-colored “NuCanoe”. The NuCanoe is sold by my grandfather’s business Katie’s Kanoes .

Poling

 

We returned Monday. Please, feel free to visit my Flickr page to see more photos from these events!

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2 thoughts on “Maine, April 18-22

  1. Congratulations to the competitors! 🙂 Kudos to the amazing photographer! The pictures transport the viewer to the scene of the contest. I hope y’all had a great time!

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