In September of 1881, Lucius Hubbard and his friend, who he calls, “The Captain,” embarked on a 160-mile canoe adventure through Maine’s north woods.
This is their story.
It is a tale of historical significance that I felt needed to be widely available and preserved in a way that honors the memory of Dr. Hubbard and his love of the Maine woods.
Those of you that know me, or follow my writing and posts, know I have an appreciation for Maine, and particularly the region around Moosehead Lake.
Hubbard spent a great deal of time in the area. In fact, he married a woman from Augusta, Maine and they vacationed around Moosehead for many years. The historical information on these pages will be treasured by anyone who has traveled this way.
Those who hike and canoe here today, will find the land in the same state that Hubbard and his party found the trails, ponds, lakes, and rivers.
In the book I have included a biographical sketch of Hubbard. I learned a good deal about the man, his work, and hobbies. I am sure you will appreciate learning about his background.
The book has been updated with several new photos, and I have added a map marking their journey from Moosehead Lake to New Brunswick.
I am excited over the foreword written by retired Forester, Frederick T. Wilcox. Fred is a University of Maine Forestry Program graduate who has spent many more hours in a canoe in the backwoods of Maine, and all over the northeast, in his years than I’ll ever get close to. I am grateful for the facts he added to the book.
The original book included etchings that were extremely detailed and we have done our best to preserve their quality from an original 1884 edition of the text. The “Poling Up the Rapids,” etching included below.
I found that the book has a theme along the lines of Thoreau’s “The Maine Woods.” If you enjoyed Thoreau’s descriptions of the outdoors and facts about nature in Maine, you will want to read this book.
I am pleased to release this 2020 update of a Maine classic book with new annotations, photos, and maps.
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & wherever books are sold – ask for it at your local bookstore & library.
Be sure to ask for the 2020 Annotated Edition – Edited by Tommy Carbone, with the cover shown above for this commemorative edition.
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Hardcover Edition (Dust Jacket) – Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.2 inches – ISBN-13: 978-1734735826
Trade Paperback Edition – Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches -ISBN-13: 978-1-7347358-4-0
Paperback Edition – Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches – ISBN-13: 978-1734735833
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