When I saw the title — “Canoe and Camera, A Two Hundred Mile Tour As a result of The Maine Forests” — I experienced to get that ebook. And I have to thank Tommy Carbone for re-publishing Thomas Sedgwick Steele’s tale of his journey with two buddies and 3 guides through the Maine woods in 1880.
Which is suitable — his journey was in 1880. And one particular issue we can be quite pleased about is that our north woods has not adjusted substantially given that his journey. It is even now a fantastic place. This ebook brought back a good deal of good memories of my have time in the north woods, mostly searching and fishing. I also preferred the information and facts Carbone added to the e book, and the old photos are truly very good also.
I like this estimate from Steele: “The enjoyment of canoeing these undiscovered lakes and streams, and residing from working day to working day upon their methods, was an ingredient of indescribable delight.”
Perfectly, Maine’s north woods are no for a longer time undiscovered, but I typically used a full working day there with out viewing a further particular person.
If you have never been in Maine’s north woods, you’ll be headed there soon after you read this e-book. And if you have used time there, a great deal of Steele’s tales will carry again your own amazing memories of your time there.
“From The Mountain To The Sea” is an incredible tale. Peter Taylor’s ebook about the restoration of the Penobscot River is genuinely excellent and significant. “From The Mountain To The Sea,” printed by Islandport Press, tells the remarkable story of the very prolonged and high priced work to take out dams and construct fishways on the Penobscot River.
An not likely alliance of numerous persons and groups spent several several years restoring the Penobscot, and Taylor interviewed a lot more than 50 men and women for his reserve. It is remarkable to me that this group by no means gave up, even with tons of issues, together with elevating tens of tens of millions of dollars to invest in and clear away the dams.
They also experienced to overcome opposition by numerous who lived together and near the dams, for the reason that the dams produced clean up power.
I appreciated that Taylor also bundled some data about the exertion to clear away dams on the Kennebec River, because which is in which I used my time and energy. After the federal govt purchased the removing of the dam in Augusta, I appreciated wonderful fishing from Sidney to Waterville.
I’d place my boat in at the Waterville launch, and motor up and down the river, catching heaps of fish. On my desk is a picture of me in my boat on the river, holding up a enormous bass. And indeed, I am smiling!
I also fished the Penobscot River. I don’t forget a single time fishing the river on the Brewer side, suitable across from Bangor, and looking at two seals swimming up the river, enjoying a food of fish. Certainly, eliminating the dams did not just be sure to anglers.
The e-book contains loads of lovely shots of the river. And we can all be proud of the effective exertion to clear away individuals dams on this wonderful river. I encourage you to get a journey down the Penobscot – and carry your fishing rod!