Thomas S. Steele wrote two books about his travels by canoe through the north woods of Maine.
Canoe and Camera was written about his trip in the fall of 1879 from Moosehead Lake and down the Penobscot River.
Paddle and Portage told of the trip in 1880 across northern Maine and the Aroostook River.
Both paddles started from Moosehead Lake, but he paddled over different Maine waterways. These stories tell of what it was like to travel through the forest when roads were non-existent, supply depots were limited, and you had to fend for yourself. It is not all that different in these woods today.
Come along for the journey, the stories will entertain you and you might want to visit this magnificent section of Maine for yourself.
This hardcover commemorative edition by Maine author and outdoor enthusiast, Tommy Carbone, is updated with new information, photos, and added maps of the time.
Thomas Sedgwick Steel was a writer, a photographer, an illustrator, and an avid American outdoorsman. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut and started out in his father's jewelry business. Not only was his writing descriptive of the adventures he had, but he included illustrated engravings, many of which were from his own paintings. Along with his writing and paintings, he also issued a map of northern Maine.