RANGELEY — Luc Morin and Leo Pepin will be inducted into the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum’s Logger’s Hall of Fame on Friday, July 25, during the 34th annual Logging Festival’s evening program which begins at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Main Street.

Born in 1925 in Saint-Martin, Quebec, Morin began work in the woods at 16 years of age. From 1948 to about 2013, he logged all over western Maine. A resident of Weld, Morin still cuts all of his own firewood.

Accepting the award for Mr. Leo Pepin of Stratton (1930-2012) will be his wife, Lucille, and other family members. Born in Notre-Dame-Des-Bois, Quebec, Pepin began work in the woods as a young man. Once in Maine, he worked for the Brown Company and then served as foreman for Adrian and Andrew Brochu for close to 20 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

This year’s nominees were chosen by a committee of loggers and museum volunteers, including Mark Beauregard of Beauregard Forestry & Earthwork, Rangeley; Joe Haley of M&H Logging and Construction, Rangeley; and Lance White of White’s Land Management, Dixfield.

Peggy Yocom, museum curator and coordinator of the Logger’s Hall of Fame committee, thanks everyone for their nominations and welcomes suggestions for future nominees. Contact her at [email protected] or 864-3421.

For more information on the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum, open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 221 Stratton Road, visit rlrlm.org.


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