Forest Heritage Days – Moosehead Historical Society


Forest Heritage Days – Moosehead Historical Society

Saturday, August 10
7 am – 10 am: American Legion Lumbermen’s Breakfast
​A hearty Woodsman’s breakfast of eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and more.
​​American Legion Hall, 218 Pritham Ave., $ 15 per person
8:30 am: Scammon Ridge Headwaters Project Talk and Tour
Bryan Wentzell, Executive Director of Exemplary Forestry Management will speak to the creation of the
Exemplary Forestry Investment Fund (EFIF) which came from a collaboration of Maine forest conservation
groups to create a new model for timberland ownership and conservation. Bryan represents the Scammon
Ridge Headwaters LLC which owns the 3,000-acre Scammon Ridge property. The EFIF seeks to demonstrate
forest management approaches developed by the New England Forestry Foundation that utilize the best
current forestry science to promote increased forest carbon, improved wildlife habitat, and long-term timber
value. A tour of the property will follow the presentation.
​Moosehead Cultural Heritage Center, 6 Lakeview Street, Greenville
10 am – 3:30 pm : Forest Heritage Days
 Colby College Woodsmen demonstrations
o Experience the thrill of timber sports at Forest Heritage Days with the Colby Woodsmen's Team!
This co-ed student athletic club, with a rich history dating back to 1950, is ready to showcase
their mastery of both traditional and modern logging skills.

o Watch as they compete in a variety of events, including the Underhand Chop, Standing Block
Chop, and the Axe Throw. Witness the precision of Splitting, the teamwork in the Two-Person
Crosscut, and the finesse of the Bowsaw. Be amazed by the balance and control in the Log
Roll, the accuracy in the Pulp Throw, and the unique Chain Throw. Feel the heat with the Fire
Build/Water Boil, and marvel at the dexterity in Chainsaw Disk Stacking and Chainsaw Speed
o The Colby Woodsmen's Team competes in timber sports events across the Northeast and
Canada. Come and join us at the Forest Heritage Days to celebrate the spirit of timber sports
and the legacy of logging! We can't wait to see you there!
o Shows at 11 am and 2 pm
 Forestry, Wildlife, and Recreation Exhibitors
 Forestry Equipment
 Activities for the Entire Family
 Chain Saw Carving Demonstrations
 FREE Horse and Carriage Rides
 Food Vendors and more!
Bartley Family Event Center, 241 Pritham Avenue, Greenville​
6 pm -9 pm: R&B Dance Cruise on the Historic Steamboat Katahdin
Enjoy an evening of music and dancing while taking in the sunset over spectacular Moosehead Lake. Dance to
R & B tunes with Maine Street R & B Revue. Ticket price includes Katahdin admission and band. The
Katahdin’s galley will be open and a cash bar will be available – ages 21 and older only.
​Moosehead Marine Museum, 12 Lily Bay Road, Greenville. $60 pp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

​6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: David Stone Libbey – Penobscot Lumberman, River Driver, Civil War Soldier and
Writer" – with local author Tommy Carbone
David Stone Libbey was a sixth generation Mainer who lived most of his life in Howland and Newport, Maine.
He was a Penobscot river driver, head bateau man, and lumbered for ship’s knees from the Maine woods to
the Adirondacks. Maine Historian Fannie Hardy Eckstorm wrote of Libbey: “He was one of Maine’s
thoroughbred woodsman and waterman. He was a machinist, carpenter, miner, timber-molder, farmer, clerk,
foundry-man, Civil War soldier, naturalist and writer.” David wrote insightful articles for Forest and Stream and
the Maine papers, including pieces on the Moosehead Lake region.
With his engaging style, Tommy’s presentation is designed to entertain with photos and woods’ ballads, while
providing the heritage of this remarkable Maine pioneer, his lumbering adventures (many life-threatening), his
writing as a naturalist, and his enduring legacy.
​Bartley Family Event Center, 241 Pritham Avenue, Greenville. By donation

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