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The setting for much of Tinkers is West Cove, a small town on the southern shore of Moosehead Lake in northern Maine.
This was – and still is – a remote area of New England. Moosehead Lake is the largest mountain lake in the eastern United States, with 400 miles of shoreline and a long, legendary history.
This illustrated 1880 guidebook by Charles Alden John Farrar – Moosehead Lake and the North Maine Wilderness – is a window into the character of this area of Maine in the mid-19th century.