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Darrows Canoe to be Auctioned

July 24, 2014

darrowscanoeSustaining a backwoods ethic, Darrow Wilderness Canoe Camp was founded in 1957 by George and Janie Darrow. Since its founding, Darrow Camp operated from “The Birches,” on West Grand Lake in Washington County, Maine. The Camp offered young people the rare experience o

Rescued from near ruin by sportsman,canoe enthusiast and Downeast Lakes Land Trust volunteer, Peter Cornwell, this Headwater Canoe built on a Chestnut mold has seen action from West Grand Lake to Labrador.  A natural survivor, this heavy duty tripping canoe was once one of the most battered crafts owned at Darrow Camp.  Under Peter’s care, it has been lovingly re-varnished and painted and will be auctioned off on Sunday at the DLLT’s Annual Picnic.f paddling in wood/canvas canoes through the remote waterways of Maine and eastern Canada. Guided and nurtured by highly trained leaders, campers travelled in small groups, learning to live simply and in harmony with their natural surroundings.

Bids will be accepted prior to the picnic and can be submitted to the DLLT by phone (207-796-2100) or in person at their offices.  Bidding will start at $1,200.