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Title Gull Lake Camp
Object Name Print, Photographic
Other number P023764
Description View of Gull Lake Camp on Gull Lake. See notes for further background.
Date approximately 1900
Photographer Marr, Thomas E.
Collection Nehasane Park Photograph Collection
Subjects Great camps
Lakes & ponds
Rights Fair use copy permitted for research, study, or investigational purposes citing the Adirondack Museum. Any other use requires written permission.
Catalog Number 1974.193.0046
Notes Title supplied by cataloguer.

Forms part of 1974.193. See archives record for further information.

At the time when William Seward Webb bought this property in the Adirondacks, a hermit named George Muir was already living in a small cabin at Gull Lake. Webb built this camp for Muir who lived there all year round until his death in (approximately) the late 1940s. Muir did go out to civilization from time to time, married and had four children, but never brought his wife and children to Gull Lake. He was likely in his 70s when he died. He died in the woods while walking back on snowshoes mid-winter from a small town (possibly Old Forge) to Gull Lake. When he was found about ten days after his death, his Police dog, Queenie, was at his side. She was so ferocious that she had to be shot before the men could get to Muir. In the ten days that Queenie was by her dead master's side she lived well by eating him. - Story related by J. Watson Webb, Jr.