When I noticed the title — “Canoe and Digicam, A Two Hundred Mile Tour Via The Maine Forests” — I experienced to get that e-book. And I have to thank Tommy Carbone for re-publishing Thomas Sedgwick Steele’s tale of his journey with two mates and 3 guides by way of the Maine woods in 1880.
Which is right — his journey was in 1880. And a person factor we can be very happy about is that our north woods hasn’t altered substantially because his journey. It’s continue to a excellent place. This book introduced again a great deal of terrific memories of my individual time in the north woods, generally hunting and fishing. I also favored the info Carbone extra to the ebook, and the old photographs are actually fantastic also.
I like this quotation from Steele: “The enjoyment of canoeing these undiscovered lakes and streams, and dwelling from working day to working day on their sources, was an ingredient of indescribable delight.”
Very well, Maine’s north woods are no longer undiscovered, but I often put in a whole working day there devoid of looking at another person.
If you’ve under no circumstances been in Maine’s north woods, you are going to be headed there immediately after you study this reserve. And if you have used time there, a whole lot of Steele’s stories will deliver back your individual superb reminiscences of your time there.
“From The Mountain To The Sea” is an amazing story. Peter Taylor’s guide about the restoration of the Penobscot River is actually good and significant. “From The Mountain To The Sea,” posted by Islandport Push, tells the amazing story of the incredibly lengthy and high priced exertion to eliminate dams and create fishways on the Penobscot River.
An not likely alliance of numerous people and teams used lots of years restoring the Penobscot, and Taylor interviewed extra than 50 people for his e-book. It is amazing to me that this group under no circumstances gave up, inspite of tons of issues, which include increasing tens of thousands and thousands of pounds to invest in and eliminate the dams.
They also experienced to triumph over opposition by several who lived along and in the vicinity of the dams, simply because the dams produced thoroughly clean strength.
I appreciated that Taylor also included some data about the work to remove dams on the Kennebec River, mainly because which is the place I expended my time and exertion. Following the federal govt requested the removal of the dam in Augusta, I appreciated astounding fishing from Sidney to Waterville.
I’d place my boat in at the Waterville launch, and motor up and down the river, catching lots of fish. On my desk is a picture of me in my boat on the river, holding up a substantial bass. And sure, I am smiling!
I also fished the Penobscot River. I keep in mind 1 time fishing the river on the Brewer side, correct throughout from Bangor, and looking at two seals swimming up the river, enjoying a food of fish. Sure, eradicating the dams didn’t just be sure to anglers.
The e-book features loads of beautiful photos of the river. And we can all be happy of the productive hard work to clear away these dams on this lovely river. I really encourage you to take a trip down the Penobscot – and provide your fishing rod!