Gilmore Family Visits Katahdin Brook Campsite

Recently, IAT member, Roger Gilmore, and his family hiked in to the IAT Katahdin Brook campsite. A generous donation from the Gilmore family helped fund the lean-to located at the campsite. Roger was very moved when he saw the dedication plaque mounted in the lean-to. The plaque reads “The Katahdin Brook Lean-to was made possible by the generosity of Katahdin Log Homes and the family of Roger Gilmore, a life-long lover of the Appalachian Trail and the International Appalachian Trail.”
Roger participated in many work trips on the IAT during the early days. He helped locate the trail up the backside of Deasey and helped build some of the IAT’s campsites. He is a great outdoors person and spends much of his time hiking and enjoying the environment.
The IAT organization is very grateful to the Gilmores for their contribution that helped fund this campsite as a memorial to Roger’s great love of all trails.

Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast

Susan Kaplin, Director of the Peary-MacMillan Museum and Arctic Studies Center, at Brunswick Maine’s Bowdoin College, hosted an illustrated talk and book signing reception for Maine IAT Board member Will Richard and his Co-Author William W. Fitzhugh , on September 25th, to celebrate the publication of their book, “Maine to Greenland, Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast.”

(From right to left: Susan Kaplin, Director Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Wilfred Richard, William Fitzhugh and unidentified audience member)
The audience of about 200 included Dick Anderson and Don Hudson, IAT founders, and Walter Anderson, IAT Geologist. Dr. Fitzhugh gave a presentation on the potential effects of global warming on the residents of the Maritime Far Northeast and Dr. Richard presented photographs and discussed his research on the residents of west coast Greenland. In addition to Will’s spectacular photographs of the territory, the book contains an entire chapter on the history of the IAT.

(Co-authors William W. Fitzhugh and Wilfred Richard seated in foreground)

(Dick Anderson with Wilfred Richard)
For more information about the book go to the Portland Press Heraldreview by Thomas Urquhart, a Maine Chapter IAT Board member.
Books can be purchased directly from Will. Book is $40.00, $5 for postage and $2.50 sales tax if you live in Maine. Make check payable to “Wilfred E. Richard”. Mail your check for either $45.00 or $47.50 to:
Wilfred E. Richard, 34 Pond Road Georgetown, Maine 04548