Farewell to cabins 7 and 8

We got the call we’d been dreading: Steve had sold the land next to Sebago Resort. Worse, demolition of cabins 7 and 8 was to begin within days. Nothing to do but gather the troops, dash to Nisswa, and salvage what we could. Doug bought his “awesome set of tools”, fun was had, and nobody got hurt.

We extracted the hard wood floors in cabin 7. Original 1920s flooring. Pieces up to 21 foot long. Impossible to get anything like that today.

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Below is the interior of cabin 8 with the flooring removed.
Interior of cabin 8 with flooring removed

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Sebago Resort Dock Late night pano

I did this one many years ago. A crazy pano. A very dark night with no moon (until later). I started around midnight and worked until 5 in the morning. I was testing the technique of leaving the cameras lens wide open for minutes at a time, while I walked around and “painted” the scene with my flash. So literally all the light you see along the shoreline (except for the lights at the top of the bank) was my flase. Thirty of them at least. Towards the end of the night (facing south), the moon came out, so I had different lighting problems. And if you look west, you can see the movement of stars across the sky. Of course this was back in the film days, so I had no idea what I was going to get until I had the film developed days later. Sure was a lot of fun and something I doubt I’ll get to repeat.