First timer? In this (hopefully) once-a-day blog, I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48). I call this “landing.” I keep track of the watersheds I land in, as well as the town I land near. I do some internet research to hopefully find something of interest about my landing location. To find out more about A Landing A Day (like who “Dan” is and what the various numbers and abbreviations mean), please see “About Landing,” (and “Abbreviations” and “Cryptic Numbers”) above.
Dan – The records are fallin’ like crazy! My third USer in a row; this time . . . ME; 18/20; 6/10; 9; 153.3. Here’s my landing map (the large waterbody is just the northeast corner of Moosehead Lake, which is largest lake in Maine):
Here’s a map of Maine – I put a black dot on my landing site:
Moosehead Lake is the headwaters of the Kennebec R (3rd hit).
Although it looks like North East Carry is more substantial (based on it being in bold on the StreetAtlas map), it turns out that Seboomook is actually quite a bit more substantial (dominated by Seboomook Wildnerness Campground). Here’s a close-up of Seboomook on my landing map:
And here’s a picture showing what the campground area looks like from the campground website (you can orient yourself between the photo and the map quite easily):
That’s Seboomook Lake in the background, which is in the Penobscot R watershed. So, Moosehead Lake in the foreground belongs to the Kennebec and Seboomook Lake in the background belongs to the Pennobscot.
Here’s a map showing the watershed boundary just north of Moosehead Lake:
Here’s a view of the lake from the Seboomook Wilderness Camp Ground. The smaller mountain on the right is Mt. Kineo, which juts out in the Lake.
Here’s a closer view of Mt. Kineo (looking north, as opposed to looking south).
Speaking of Mt. Kineo, there have been a whole sequence of resorts located just south of the mountain. Here’s a shot from 1924:
And this, of a very cool flying machine at Mt. Kineo (perhaps the flying machine was used to carry the photographer of the above photo . . .):
That’ll do it.
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