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Sebago Lake, Maine, 1959. Dad ventured up to his chest with his Yashicaflex camera to capture this shot, Mom on the right, my brother with the nose plugs on the left, and friends met at the campground. This trial camping trip led to Dad buying a 9x12 high-side center ridge pole cotton tent and other equipment to go camping well into the 1960s. View full size.