The House on the Hill

By Deb Gellerson

The "camp" portion of our house was built around 1904. It was built as a 2 room fishing cottage. We were told that the materials for the camp came across on the ice as there were no roads to Lyons Point then.  We know from the Cumberland County Deeds that William Kincaid began acquiring property on Little Sebago back in 1922 from the Mussey and Watkins families and in the 1940s from the Campbell and Cole Families.  Various deeds refer to the areas as Kincaid Point Development, the Little Sebago Resorts and the Lyons Point Development North Shore.  We are not sure who built the first camp on the hill.

William Kincaid,  was an accomplished flutist in the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. He purchased our property on the Point in the 1940s  along with the camp. He owned both shorefronts. He constructed a series of seasonal cottages on the north side of the point and housed music students in them during the summer and ran a music camp there for many years. One of those cottages still exists as a bunkhouse on our neighbors'r property. In the evenings when he lived here, people would park their boats in the cove on the south side of the Point to listen to the jam sessions that were held on our deck. The electric line was installed in 1932 through this area is named the Kincaid Line to this day and Kincaid Lane bears his name as well.



By Carole Davis 

I love summers in Maine.
Listen for our neighbors
swimming up to the dock,
singing a welcome. 

They come without invitation
Arrive when they wish,
Leave when the weather
Disinvites them. 

As with all friendships,
connections are fragile.
Homes must be respected,
diet should be suitable,
intruders  stopped. 

My neighbors visit less often now.
Their wondrous voices silenced.
Is that absence of music
a new call from the loons,
one that is shouting, “Help?”

The serenity of Little Sebago Lake

As told by Mary Roberge

Jim Butler from the class of 1961 (SPHS) used to teach the young kids to water ski and he was a very popular guy on Little Sebago Lake. He went on to become a financial advisor and currently resides in Monterey, California. During the Viet Nam War, he was a member of the Special Forces. He recounted how he was once caught behind enemy lines with only a hatchet and low on ammo. He attributed a large part of his survival to his remembrances of the peaceful serenity of Little Sebago Lake in former times.

Jim’s family and ancestors are buried in the cemetery next to the fire station right on 302 here in Windham. His family and heart is always in Windham. (Little SebagoLake)

Courtesy Boat Inspectors Recognized

The LSLA board of directors received this letter recognizing our courtesy boat inspectors, Jimmy and Jackie Fitzgerald, by an appreciative lake resident.

While we often hear positive feedback of the work this team has done over the years, the lake community may not be aware. In addition to inspecting for milfoil fragments entering or leaving on boats launched at the public boat ramp on Mount Hunger Shore Road, they serve as ambassadors to our lake. We are all thankful for their dedication and hard work.