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Old 02-11-2013, 03:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks catzr...I hope something recognizable still exists

It's unfortunate the one on Seboomook is wiped out


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Ok here's the lowdown.

Turn onto Spencer Rd (aka Hardscrabble Rd) off Rt 201, approx 10-12 miles in (read 11 or 14 miles)
you will see a sign saying POW camp. It was told to me the only remains are the cookstove hearth and a monument that the kids from the school in Jackman erected a few years back (I think in 2007).
I think if you want or need more info you could contact the school in Jackman as they did a whole project on that camp.

Hope this helps.

Oh, BTW, that section of road is plowed in to the sign to turn into the POW camp, after that you could walk or snowshoe in.
I don't think it's in very far.


Some stuff I dug up online.

Jackman WWII POW Camp Located | As Maine Goes


Off a site for Jackman.

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If you drive down Spencer road, off to the right, you can still see evidence of where POW Camps were. There were 4 camps in Maine that housed German prisoners during WWII and this was one of them.



GC9BF9 WW II POW Camp (Traditional Cache) in Maine, United States created by ETinaSkeeter and Ross

Seboomook Camp.

http://www.moosehead.net/history/POWCamp.html

http://www.gentracer.org/powcampsME.html

Thats it.

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Awesome, thanks for the info! Does the loop to the west of 89 get close enough to the Spencer Pond camp to ride to it? Looks like it might get to it from the map
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Awesome, thanks for the info! Does the loop to the west of 89 get close enough to the Spencer Pond camp to ride to it? Looks like it might get to it from the map
I believe it does but I'm not sure how close.
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Ok cool...will give it a shot and keep my eyes peeled. Thanks again.


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So we made it to the memorial. When you look at some of the trail maps for the Forks/Jackman area you'll see a trail that takes off to the west between the junction of the Parlin connector with 89 and the Coburn connector with 89. Don't bother trying to find this. There is a trail that runs mostly parallel with Spencer Rd, try to track that down and take it as far as you can. The sign for the camp is a small brown one on the left hand side off Spencer Rd. Not much remains of the camp itself...just a hearth and the memorial stone put up by some kids a few years back.

When leaving, we tried to track down a trail to get back towards 89 off of Spencer Lake, but no luck. There are trails to get onto the lake, but nothing really on the lake to get to a trail...or nothing I could find anyways.

Cool spot for sure...would be nice if a trail were in that area, but maybe I missed something??? There are also a couple graves here.


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I wanna say the Jackman area one was in Hobbstown? I have very little info but this is something left Dutch Oven | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
these guys were in the area too and talk about it. This is a must see Maine movie. I own the dvd and its great.
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more info http://www.pauldoiron.com/blog/2011/...-pow-camp.html

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They are going to air a story on the Maine POW camps on channel 5 WABI tonight at 6pm. Pretty funny how it was being asked about on here and then all of the sudden the news is doing a story on it!! LOL
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