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July6, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 15

Courtesy Douglas M. Carpenter ’55

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My April 6 PAW has arrived with the picture of the 1921 canoe trip (From the Archives). I am working on a biography of my dad, C.C.J. Carpenter ’21, and I discovered in a scrapbook a news clipping of that canoe trip that includes all the names. The five are, from left, W. G. Wiegand ’23, L. Gordon ’22, C.C.J. Carpenter ’21, F.M. Archer ’23, and Professor Walter Hall.

Doug Carpenter ’55
Birmingham, Ala.

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William G. Wiegand Jr. '57 Says:

2011-07-06 15:11:22

On page 10 of this year's Reunions issue is a follow photo of the great canoe trip of 1921. My father is on the left. He, E.M. "Mud" Archer, Prof. "Buzzer" Hall and others left Camp Winnipesaukee, where they had been camp counselors, to canoe down the Aroostook River. They had two canoes, one of which carrying the provisions had turned over, losing all the supplies and equipment. After several days of starving, a moose was spotted in the river. My father swam out to it and wrestled it to shore. Having no way to cook it, a friendly Indian appeared who dressed and cooked it. The venture continued down to the coast of Maine, where the unsightly group appeared at a garden party hosted by friends. Bill Wiegand Jr. '57
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