Champlain Society and Ballard Postcards Photo Album #21, 1880-1938, Page 4


Photo album page containing one photograph of Champlain Society members in the parlor tent at Camp Pemetic in 1881. Members at the table are J.L. Wakefield, Spelman, S.A. Eliot, Rand, C. Eliot, and Lovering.


Mount Desert Island Historical Society Scrapbook Collection

A group of undergraduate men from Harvard College formed the Champlain Society in the spring of 1880. They spent summers on Mount Desert Island, ME studying the natural history and science of the area: plants and animals, geology, meteorology, and hydrology. During the summers of 1880 and 1881, they established a camp in a field on Somes Sound called Camp Pemetic and forged a trail from the camp past Hadlock Brook and the Lower and Upper Hadlock ponds to the base of Sargent Mountain.

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