Nine Mile Bridge

Helen Hamlin

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Nine Mile Bridge

  Author:   Helen Hamlin    
  Publisher:  Islandport Press

In Nine Mile Bridge, Helen Hamlin vividly details her years living deep in the Maine woods and chronicles a way of life that is nearly forgotten. At just twenty, she taught school at Churchill Depot, a tiny and isolated lumber camp at the headwaters of the Allagash River that was “no place for a woman.” She then married a fish and game warden and spent the next three years living even deeper in the wilderness, first at Umsaskis Lake and then at Nine Mile Bridge on St John River. The young couple lived alone and snowbound for months, knowing there was only a handful of other people within thousands of square miles of unbroken country, in Nine Mile Bridge, trappers forests lumberman, woods folk and wild animals, as well as frozen dogsled runs, hunting, fishing, simple joys and awe-inspiring natural beauty, form the sweeping backdrop for her remarkable adventure. 

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ISBN associated with this title:9780967166254
Item ISL009
PublisherIslandport Press
Published onAugust 18 2010
Language eng
Pages 282
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight410(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Helen Hamlin (1917-2004) was raised in Northern Aroostook County town of Fort Kent, Maine. She grew up with an appreciation and love of both the culture of the North Woods and its inspirational beauty –a love affair that lasted her entire life. In addition to teaching school in a remote lumber camp and lignin deep in the Maine wilderness as the wife of a fish and game warden, Hamlin also ran the Parmachenee Club, worked as a portrait painter, wrote a best-selling book, served as a French translator in Africa, and traveled the world.