The sportsman lodge was a revival of an 1800’s log drive cook shack. The rebuilt buildings were to match the original hemlock rough-sawn frame floated to the island along with exposed vertical sawn boarding. Custom raised panel knotty pine kitchen cabinets are complimented with a pine plank countertop to include an antique porcelain cast iron sink and faucet. The cook shack wouldn’t be complete without a 1910 Glenwood 6 burner cook stove to include all the cast iron cookware and accessories. All the period correct logging tools and equipment as would have been on the long log drives is also part of the contents.
The intent is to share use of the river and “no one can own mother earth” is what the native Indians believed. Their tolerance of sharing this river with the new settlers is what the sportsman’s lodge is about. Fishing, hunting, picking fiddleheads or just floating on a sunny arternoon is now the use of this river. The logging in the river was actually a selfish use of the river because it didn’t allow free passage for “fish or fowl” which goes back to old English law.
Enjoy and respect Mother Earth every day. She was here before you, and will still be here when you are gone. Enjoy the free flowing river because in our short history, it has not always been so.