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Picture of the Past for 6/1/17

BDN FILE PHOTO BY SCOTT HASKELL 
Soaking up the sun on the porch of the Veazie Salmon Club, fisherman Phil Church (left) of Bangor spins a fishing tale as Dave Smith (center) of Orono and Bill Winward of Portland listen during the last week of May 2000. Fishermen usually would be casting flies in the Penobscot River, but the state closed Maine rivers to Atlantic salmon fishing in 1999 as part of a conservation effort. “Maybe someday we’ll be back at fishing,” Church said, “but I don’t think it will be in my lifetime.”

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