An Adirondack Passage: The Cruise of the Canoe Sairy Gamp

An Adirondack Passage: The Cruise of the Canoe Sairy Gamp

by Christine Jerome
     
 

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"A fine piece of work and a great delight." —John McPhee

In 1883, journalist and outdoorsman George Washington Sears (“Nessmuk”) paddled his 9-foot, 10½-pound canoe, the Sairy Gamp, 266 miles through the central Adirondacks. A little over a hundred years later, author Christine Jerome retraced his journey in a Kevlar version of the… See more details below

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"A fine piece of work and a great delight." —John McPhee

In 1883, journalist and outdoorsman George Washington Sears (“Nessmuk”) paddled his 9-foot, 10½-pound canoe, the Sairy Gamp, 266 miles through the central Adirondacks. A little over a hundred years later, author Christine Jerome retraced his journey in a Kevlar version of the Sairy. The result is a rich, eloquent narrative that weaves Nessmuk’s story with Jerome’s and intersperses Adirondack natural and cultural history.

“An enchanting record of a canoe trip.” —The New Yorker

“A writer of fine and watertight prose. . . . An Adirondack Passage is uncategorizable—at once history, naturalism, sociology, and a love story—but unfailingly graceful.” —Boston Globe

“Personal, witty, and thoughtful—one of the best introductions to the area ever produced.” —Audubon

“As refreshing a break from the busyness of life as I’ve come across in awhile.” —Newsday

“The writing . . . is a constant pleasure. Jerome has a style that suits her subject, quiet and gentle as a paddle in still water. She delivers her lore with wit and whimsy, with fine descriptions and without shrill preaching or righteous posturing.” —Smithsonian

“The closest thing to a national nonfiction best-seller that the region has seen in ages, and deservedly so.” —Adirondack Life

“A captivating account. . . . She takes us into a world of hermits and millionaires, of wild streams and glorious mountain scenery.” —Publishers Weekly

“A delightful tale. . . . An informative, readable adventure whose history and environmental lessons are taught well.” —Library Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016296135
Publisher:
Breakaway Books
Publication date:
03/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
665,685
File size:
3 MB

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