Friends of Sebago Lake -- Issue Number One:
The Way Sebago State Park used to look:
This is the Sebago Lake State Park "camping beach" on a typical
summer day in the 1960s. Note the very wide natural sand beaches, something
Sebago Lake has long been known for.
This is Sebago Lake State Park today at Songo Beach. In this photo, FOSL
president Roger Wheeler stands next to a 150 year old red pine tree toppled
by high water in the 1990s. Today, there is little beach left at Songo Beach
at Sebago State Park. Note the beach chairs in the shade of trees.
Note the almost complete loss of the park's natural sand beach in 1999
and the old-growth pitch pines collapsing into the water. Note the wide,
natural sand beach at the State Park in the 1960s which extended far beyond
the tree line.
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