Profile of Donn Fendler, 74, a retired Army officer and a summer resident on Seb
Profile of Donn Fendler, 74, a retired Army officer and a summer resident on Sebasticook Lake in Newport, who was the subject of "Lost on a Mountain in Maine," a book written by Joseph B. Egan and published in 1939. On July 17, 1939, Fendler became lost while hiking on Mt. Katahdin with his family. Nine days later, he stumbled into Nelson McMoarn's Lunksoos Camp at the confluence of the Wassataquoik River and the East Branch of the Penobscot River, weak and disoriented, but alive. Parades and celebrations were mainstays of the nearly two years of national celebrity that greeted Fendler after his ordeal. He was also featured in Life magazine and feted at the White House by President Roosevelt.
Lofton, Henry, "Profile of Donn Fendler, 74, a retired Army officer and a summer resident on Seb" (2001). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 1276.