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River Days: Exploring the Connecticut River from Source to Sea
     

River Days: Exploring the Connecticut River from Source to Sea

by Michael Tougias
 

“As a boy, I had the Huck Finn dream that many do of letting the river carry me to adventure.” Now, some 30 years later, award-winning outdoor writer Michael Tougias lives that dream. Trading Huck Finn’s log raft for canoe and kayak, Tougias journeys the length of the Connecticut River—from its source near the Canadian border through four New

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“As a boy, I had the Huck Finn dream that many do of letting the river carry me to adventure.” Now, some 30 years later, award-winning outdoor writer Michael Tougias lives that dream. Trading Huck Finn’s log raft for canoe and kayak, Tougias journeys the length of the Connecticut River—from its source near the Canadian border through four New England states to where it meets the sea in Connecticut. Recently designated an American Heritage River, the Connecticut provides the perfect setting for Tougias’s narrative—a wonderful blend of adventure, fishing tales, history, and literature.

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Like many other young boys, Michael Tougias nurtured escapist dreams as he read of Huckleberry Finn's raft voyage down the Mississippi. As an adult, the outdoorsman/travel writer decided to re-create Huck's ride, albeit in somewhat modified form. Instead of a flat log boat, he traveled by equally primitive canoe and kayak, and he also chose a new route: the Connecticut River, the longest river in New England. In River Days, the author of Fatal Forecast and Ten Hours to Dawn returns with a feast of stories about a waterway adventure that took him through four states. A winning mix of anecdotes, history, nature, and human interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978576660
Publisher:
Good Night Books
Publication date:
03/15/2008
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Tougias is the bestselling author of 20 books on New England, including 10 Hours Until Dawn, The Blizzard of '78, Exploring the Hidden Charles, Fatal Forecast, The Finest Hours, Good Night Vermont, Quabbin: A History and Explorers Guide, and There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse. He lives in Franklin, Massachusetts.

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