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From the Saint Lawrence to Penobscot Bay

From the Saint Lawrence to Penobscot Bay

Preface Before the first humans, came the glaciers. They carved great valleys before they receded. The Penobscot River Valley was a bay when the Native Americans began to populate the region.  These early Americans moved throughout the area seasonally, following the...
2009: Veazie to Bath

2009: Veazie to Bath

July 2009. The Wawenock Ahwangans June 27, 2009.  Veazie Salmon Club It’s good to have friends in high places.  And when you’re out in the boondocks of Maine, a Game Warden is pretty much at the top.  We met Jim Fahey in Portage, Maine on our way down through the...
Wawenock Ahwangans

Wawenock Ahwangans

July 2015.  Winnegansis This report is a continuation of a trip that started in the year 2000 at Riviere-du-Loup on the Saint Lawrence Seaway.  Doug Doremus and I began on June 1 and 27 days later made it 400 miles to Hamden, Maine.  Later, in 2009, we picked up the...
Maliseet Trail

Maliseet Trail

Borne on the wings of a nine-day nor’easter, we retraced the ancient canoe route used for travel between the Saint John River in New Brunswick and the Penobscot River in Maine. Obscured by disuse, shamans’ curses and waterfront cottages, the trail has all but...