Fourteen black and white photographs taken at Kamp Kaintuck, a fishing get-away club organized by a group of men from Louisville. Includes scenery, shots of men in canoes and boats, groups of men fishing or posing near the shore, and a woman who may have been the camp cook. Because the records of Kamp Kaintuck appear to indicate that he participated in the annual fishing trip in the 1920s, these are tentatively dated to that decade. They are, however, undated, and may be from the 1930s. Mr. Merriman passed away in 1943.
Clarence Edward Merriman was born in 1872, and died in 1943. He was a partner in the Louisville Loan Company and owner of the Central Furniture Company. He was a member of Kamp Kaintuck; he first shows up on a fishing trip roster in 1921, and so was a member by that date.
Kamp Kaintuck, a privately owned fishing camp, is located on an island near the conjunction of the Pickerel, French, and Wahnapatae Rivers in Ontario, Canada. This wilderness spot, near the Georgian Bay, has been the site of an annual fishing trip for a group of Louisville business and professional men since 1912, when they purchased this island and had a house built there. Prior to 1912 the club had camps on two separate sites on another Canadian lake, Lake Ah-mic, the first from 1892-1894, the second from 1895-1911. The organization, incorporated in 1913, had been taking trips up north for the purpose of fishing and relaxation since 1881 and can even claim origins back to 1870 when three friends on a trip to Canada developed the idea for a permanent camp.
See also the Kamp Kaintuck Records, also held by the University of Louisville's Archives and Special Collections.
Clarence Merriman Kamp Kaintuck photographs, 2019_078, Box: Small Collections Box 1. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections.
Clarence Merriman Kamp Kaintuck photographs, 2019_078, Box: Small Collections Box 1. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections. https://archivescatalog.library.louisville.edu/repositories/2/resources/573 Accessed February 25, 2021.