Item 71746 - Frye's Leap, Sebago Lake, ca. 1938

Item 71746 - Frye's Leap, Sebago Lake, ca. 1938
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Item 71746
Frye's Leap, Sebago Lake, ca. 1938
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Frye’s Leap sits at the edge of the wooded Raymond’s Neck peninsula in Sebago Lake in a spot known as "the Gut" between Raymond Cape and Frye Island. It is sometimes known as the "Images."

Frye’s Leap was named based on a popular story about Captain Joseph Frye, a colonial military leader. Frye was reportedly escaping from an indigenous tribe and came upon the promontory at the edge of the land. With no other recourse, he jumped into the lake and swam across to Frye Island. Although it is on private property, Frye’s Leap has long been the site of reenactments of the captain’s purported jump. To attract steamboat passengers, paintings on the rocks were at one time done in bright colors and a boy was enlisted to set up a tent, dress in regalia, and fire a gun.

The caption reads, "Frye's Leap, Pulpit Rock, Indian Images and Hawthorne's Cove, Sebago Lake, Maine."

The Tichnor Brothers printing company published this type of postcard circa 1938.

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