An article on Grand Lake Stream and its namesake town of 180 residents, where sp
An article on Grand Lake Stream and its namesake town of 180 residents, where sport fishing has driven the economy since the turn of the century. The community is home to more than 25 Registered Maine Guides, and it attracts thousands of fly-fishing enthusiasts who come for the land-locked salmon and the changeless aura of the place. The town once had the largest tannery under one roof in the country, thanks to abundant tannin-rich hemlock stands. Residents successfully opposed a 1993 attempt by Georgia-Pacific Corporation to build a subdivision on Grand Lake Stream. Ken and Charlene Sassi, owners of the sporting camp, Weatherby's, helped lead an effort to buy and preserve the land. The Maine Guides spoke to the effect development would have on the salmon stream. In the end, Georgia-Pacific contributed to the land purchase, along with strong resident support and money from the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, L.L. Bean, and others.
Grand Lake Stream
Clark, Jeff, "An article on Grand Lake Stream and its namesake town of 180 residents, where sp" (1997). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 2410.
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