Captain Myron Avery (1899-1952) was born in Lubec, Maine. He followed a career in the U.S. Navy, but his true avocation was the out-of-doors and mountain climbing. He was the first president of the Appalachian Trail Conference and an enthusiastic developer of the Appalachian Trail in Maine.
Images in this gallery are from one of Avery's scrapbooks in the Maine State Library collection. For more information about Maine State Library Collections related to Myron Avery, see the Index to Articles, Books and Manuscripts in the Myron Avery Collection.
Special thanks to Mr. David B. Field, a retired University of Maine professor of Forest Resources and dedicated volunteer with the Appalachian Trail Club for his efforts to digitize these items so that they could be made available online. Additional information about Myron Avery can be found in Mr. Field's book Along Maine's Appalachian Trail.