Object Detail


Date
1959
Period
20th century
Media
Wood engraving
Measurements
12 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches
Classification
Subject Category
Landscape
Credit Line
Gift of the artist, 1971.1777.10
Accession No
71.1777.10
Context
The confluence of the West Branch of the Penobscot River and Caribou Lake in Piscataquis County is home to Ripogenus Gorge, 200 feet deep and a mile-long. This prime log-driving location offered unobstructed views of Katahdin. Prior to the dam, logging began in earnest on the West Branch in 1828. Ripogenus is also the name of the dam and lake begun in 1915 to supply hydropower to Millinocket’s Great Northern paper mill.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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