Hubbard and “The Captain” – the 1881 version of Bryson and Katz in “A Walk in the Woods.”
This is the 2020 Commemorative Annotated Edition.
Written in the spirit of Thoreau’s, “The Maine Woods” – this is a classic book about nature, wildlife, and exploring.
In the September of 1881, Lucius L Hubbard and “The Captain,” set off with their Indian guides, Silas and Joe, for a month-long canoe trip in the Maine north woods. In this text, Hubbard captures the details of their trip from Greenville, at the south end of Moosehead Lake, to Edmundston, New Brunswick. The book describes the scenery, their meals, the wildlife, and what they encountered along the trail.
In this new 2020 annotated edition we have included updated notes and new photographs of the area of Maine where the trip took place. The original engraved etchings are digitally mastered from an original 1884 copy of the book.
Hubbard wrote this about the adventure, “The keen enjoyment of many hours had made ample amends for the few hardships we had undergone, while the lessons we had had of Nature's teaching will form a priceless treasure-book, of which, when we are far removed from her schoolhouse, we may turn the leaves anew, and read again and again the story we had conned.”
I am sure readers will treasure this story today, as much as Hubbard treasured the Maine woods that he so carefully describes within these pages.