Title

Feature article on the Chesuncook Lake House, a farmhouse deep in Maine's North

Authors

James Schwartz

Source

Down East

Date

7-1-2002

Pages

68-73, 117

Abstract

Feature article on the Chesuncook Lake House, a farmhouse deep in Maine's North Woods accessible only by canoe, kayak, motorboat, or floatplane, or overland via a four-mile hike. Located in Chesuncook on the West Branch of the Penobscot, the 1864 inn is owned and operated by Luisa and David Surprenant, who bought it three and a half years ago. The official title for Chesuncook Village is Township 5, Range 13. In the days of the fabled log drives, prior to World War II, Great Northern Paper Company owned most of the surrounding wilderness and filled Chesuncook Lake with acres of trees destined for the sawmills of Millinocket and Bangor. In those days, the population could support a post office, school, hotel and church. Today, the village has all but disappeared and of the guests who find their way to it each year, most come in search of peace and quiet.

Subjects

Hotels, taverns, etc Greenville Chesuncook Lake House, Suprenant, David, Suprenant, Luisa

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