Earliest Maine Films
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A collection of five short, silent pieces filmed between 1901-1920: Drawing a Lobster Pot (1901) is the earliest surviving moving image known to have been shot in Maine. (15 sec.)  Trout Fishing, Rangeley Lakes (1905) shows sports arriving by train and steamer, a typical Rangeley camp, and guests in suits catching trout. (9 min.)  Canoeing in Maine (1906) features a Moosehead Lake canoe trip, with steam boats, fishing, and lake and river canoeing. (9 min.)  Logging in Maine (1906) shows men balancing on logs, opening a log jam, and logs rushing down river. (13 min.)  The How and Why of Spuds (1920) from Aroostook County in Northern Maine, details the techniques and equipment of potato farming. (13 min.)  Original music by Steve Vonderheide.
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