Posted by Trina Kuykendall on May 11, 2019
09 May 2019
Speaker of the Day: Roger Moody, Logging, Tow Boat and Boom Jumpers
9 May 2019
Buckets on the Table: Camden Public Library
Today’s Speaker: Roger Moody: Logging, Tow Boat and Boom Jumpers.
Roger has authored two books. He has a cabin on Moosehead Lake where he became interested in the boats that run along the lake. Orris Albert “OA” Harkness was a boat builder who ran tours on Megunticook. Great Northern Paper Timberlands around Moosehead Lake OA Harkness moved logs from the Moosehead area down the state to Millinocket. Logs where moved down the rivers, first manual labor, later side paddle steamers were designed and built under OA.  Boom Jumpers (triple keeled boats) also worked to move smaller boom bags into larger ones. Eventually, railcars where brought into the picture.
District Conference was this past weekend. West Bay received awards: Polio Plus, 2nd in Rotary Foundation and Giving Club. We did receive Gold Citation this year! Next year, the District Conference will be held at the Samoset, May 1-3.
Satellite Club will be at Cindy Allen’s.
Special Olympics: Weather is not looking so great, Monday is the rain date (not great weather this day) but will need at least 6 volunteers for the Monday date!
May 19, Brunch at 9 at George and Jan’s!  Bring a dish.
Interact: Roadside cleanup May 18.
Duck Derby: 3 weeks to go! Need more signups! Get your tickets to Joan! 38 books sold online.
Next Week’s Speaker: Christopher Keller, Pharmacy Drugs