These were such houses as the lumberers of Maine spend the winter in, in the wilderness.
McCauslin was a Kennebec man, of Scotch descent, who had been a waterman twenty-two years, and had driven on the lakes and headwaters of the Penobscot five or six springs in succession, but was now settled here to raise supplies for the lumberers and for himself.
But he was nothing to a white fellow, a lumberer, who was continually stuffing himself with the Indians' moose meat, and was the butt of his companions accordingly.
She is chiefly used by lumberers for the transportation of themselves, their boats, and supplies, but also by hunters and tourists.
This was the first house above Chesuncook, and the last on the Penobscot waters, and was built here, no doubt, because it was the route of the lumberers
in the winter and spring.
In his article "The Shantymen," Ian Radforth writes about the "rugged masculinity" of lumberers
, a masculine identity that for some men included heavy drinking, carousing and fighting.