The Network of AmeriCorps Alums - Maine and Beyond
The real substance of the Nature Center wasn’t the exhibits themselves, but the stories Bob could tell about them. Nearly every exhibit had a narrative. Bob impressed me as an eager and energetic story teller.
On August 29th, Dan presented his “Season’s Magnum Opus” to attendees at the Mount Blue Amphitheater. There was much “applause and general fanfare” when visitors watched “Project Hiking.”
“To ensure that logs had sufficient water to be floated downstream, dams were built to hold back water, which was released when the time was right. Where necessary, a series of dams was constructed on long streams and the logs were floated or “driven” from pond to pond through dam after dam until they reached their destination. (Wilson, 2001)”
“A man generally recognized as a separate species, as is shown by a newspaper account of a steamboat accident in 1912, which reported that “three men and a logger were drowned.” In short, a man well worthy of our attention”-Tall Trees, Tough Men p. 53
"Reflecting on the Centerville forest Fire. 50 Years ago today."