Document Sharing: The Lakes of Maine: A Compilation of Fact and Legend

About this Document

Published in 1973, Daphne Merrill’s book “The Lakes of Maine: A Compilation of Fact and Legend” contains an interesting assortment of lake facts, history and trivia. Although it has been out of print for years, the book’s publisher has now given us permission to post on this website a scanned version of the work. Use the index, below to access the various chapters.


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Frontpiece & Contents

Chapter I: Fish River Lakes and Other Arrostook County Lakes

Long, Mud (Salmon), Square, Eagle, Big Fish, Portage, Beau, Black, McCluskey, Madawaska, Fall Brook, Pierce, Depot, Rowe, Squapan, Drews (Meduxnekeag), Wytopitlock, Molunkus, Skitacook

Chapter II: Lakes of the Allagash Region

Long, Ummsaskis, Churchill, Spider, Allagash, Eagle, Chemquasabamticook (Ross), Chamberlain, Telos, Fifth Musquacook, Priestly, Clear, Cliff, Haymock, Heron, Mattagamon, Hay

Chapter III: Chesuncook Region Lakes

Umbazooskus, Chesuncook, Sowadnehunk, Nesowadnehunk, Jo-Mary Lakes, North Twin, Wassataquoik, Nahmakanta, Rainbow, Rush, Ripogenus, Millinocket, Quakish, Ambejejus, Pemadumcook, Wyman, Caribou, Harrington, Debsconeag Lakes, Smith Pond

Chapter IV: Lakes in the Moosehead Region

Seboomook, Moosehead, Onawa, Houston, Sebec, Pushaw, Brassua, Holeb, Attean, Parlin, Spring, Mud, Seboeis, Boyd, Spencer, Moxie, Enchanted, Flagstaff, Wesserunsett, Wassakeag, Sebasticook

Chapter V: Lakes of the Rangeley Region

Cupsuptic, Upper Richardson (Molechunkamunk), Mooselookmeguntic, Rangeley (Oquossoc), Lower Richardson (Welokennebacook), Umbagog, Kennebago, Little Kennebago, Aziscoos, Parmacheenee, Minnewawa, Mudwaywaushka, Christopher, Webb, Lobster, Wilson, Pennesseewassee, Kezar, Trout, Lovewell Pond, Keewaydin, Keoka, Mirror, Long, Kimball, Anasagunticook, Crystal, Crescent

Chapter VI: Lakes in the Sebago Region

Highland, Long, Sebago, Little Sebago, Crystal, Moose Pond, Pleasant Pond, Panther Pond, Forest, Sabbathday, Thompson, Sabattus, Auburn

Chapter VII: Belgrade-Winthrop Region Lakes

North, East, Long, Great, Messalonskee, Salmon, McGrath, China, Maranacook, Annabessacook, Cobbosseecontee, Androscoggin, Cochnewagon, Pocasset, Tacoma Lakes

Chapter VIII: Coastal Lakes (York County to Hancock County)

Estes, Bauneg Beg, Mousam, Little Ossipee, New Meadows, Damariscotta, Alford, Chickawaukee, Megunticook, St. George, Quantabacook, Swan, Winnecook, Chemo, Sapomac, Mattanawacook, Mattamiscontis, Elbow, Katahdin, Hay, Cold Stream, Passamagamet, Pockwockamus, Passadumkeag

Chapter IX: Down East Lakes (Hancock County to Canadian Border)

Eagle, Allamoosic, Branch, Tunk, Green, Phillips (Lucerne), Flood’s Pond, Nicatous, West Grand, Pocumcus, Second Chain, Sysladobsis, Upper Systadobsis, Junior, Pleasant, Shaw, Horseshoe, Bottle, Keg, Norway, Pug(2), Duck, Mill Privilege, Lombard, Lowell, Pickerel, Trout, 1st Oxbrook, 2nd Ox Brook, First Chain, Third Chain, Pocomoonshine, Schoodic, North, Hadley, Gardner, Rocky, Edmund, Love, Cathance, Pemmaquan, Boyden, Howard, Meddybemps, Goulding, Machias Chain (First through Fifth), Kebumkewis, Mopang, the Magurrewocks, Crawford, East Musquash, Hound Brook, Baskahegan, Hot Brook, Crooked Brook, Lambert, the Chipneticook Lakes (Spednik, Grand)

Chapter X: An Index of Maine Lakes

Notes, Addendum




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