|Title||Moosehead Lake to Mount Desert : a bicycle tour.|
|Date of Publication||1885|
|Author||Crosby, John Leland, 1834-1908.|
A recounting, in verse, of the Wheelmen cycling club's ride from Moosehead Lake to Mount Desert Island, Maine. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Includes roster of the 32 participants, the towns they hailed from, and the type of bicycle each rode.
Outing magazine, July 1885, Vol. VI, No. 4 reported that,
"Mr. F.A. Elwell, of Portland, invites wheelmen to take part in a grand trip from Moosehead Lake to Mount Desert, the trip beginning on July 17, taking the Eastern Railway from Boston, arriving in Bangor the next morning, and proceeding to Mt. Kineo by railway and steamer, remaining until the following Monday, when, after a trip on the steamer to Greenville, they take a sixteen-mile trip. They start on the wheel on the sea-coast, by way of Monson, Dexter, Bangor (where races will be attended, and special entertainments given in honor of the visitors), Ellsworth, and Bar Harbor, returning to Portland by steamer, and thence to Boston by a midnight train."
This book was originally owned by George Burnham Morrill, a member of the group. He was also the son of Charles Morrill, who with George Burnham had founded the Portland, Maine canning business that is now B&M, noted for its canned baked beans and brown bread.
|Call#||TE301 .C76 1885|