Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. It was pointed out that racing canoes on the same water can cover 90 miles in 3 days, so conceivably they could have done this entire journey in less than a week, and had a large part of the weekend for return travel. I understand the hairy feeling you get on a big lake in a storm. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. I just wanted to write that book. A book of poems, Forest Runes, appeared in 1887.
The book was first published April 1st 1994. Our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, spoke to Chris about the new edition of her book An Adirondack Passage, the Cruise of the Canoe Sairy Gamp. Pages and cover are clean and intact. About this Item: Breakaway Books. The current area as described indicates that the area is largely urbanized to the extent that many pockets of land and shoreline are held privately and are inaccessible to the public. He traveled to Michigan, Wisconsin, Ontario, Florida twice , and successfully made two trips to the Amazon, a remarkable undertaking at that time. He wrote a great deal on subjects other than the Adirondacks.
More than a century before, in 1883, the Sairy Gamp had been paddled and portaged through the Adirondacks by a sixty-one-year-old writer named George Washington Sears his pen name was Nessmuk. The spine may show signs of wear. Jerome and her husband also decided to travel in super lightweight tiny canoes using double-bladed paddles, as had Sears. And I really wanted to see if you could do it again. Later he took that as his pen name, and also as the name of a couple of his canoes. He spent the majority of his life in the woods and witnessed the decimination of game and fish from overhunting, as well as the depredation of various industries such as tanning.
About this Item: Harpercollins, 1994. I am so glad I did. The author used the better part of a month for the trip. Part of what made his 1883 journey remarkable was the length of his canoe—a mere nine feet. Hornbeck avoids cost mark-ups by selling most of its boats directly to customers at the Olmstedville workshop. Kepes says the story has a bittersweet feeling that lingers within the text. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading.
The camping was rarely primitive, and often involved hotels and restaurants. They the historical narratives probably constituted 85% of the total page volume. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Book is in Used-Good condition. Do you have something to share that would enrich our knowledge about this object? An Adirondack Passage : The Cruise of the Canoe Sairy Gamp by Christine Jerome A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. About this Item: Adirondack Mountain Club. We spent a week kayaking the Adarondacks and a wonderful day at the Adarondack Museum.
If you love camping, paddling and history you will love how she intertwines modern water travel with the 1800's and G. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Canada geese fly overhead, monarch butterflies flutter southward, and on the larger lakes, young loons gather for their first migration to the sea. Jerome believed that Nessmuk was acutely aware of what was being lost. Selected comments will appear on this page. So Jerome has a similar canoe built for herself, and sets off to see what has changed and what has remained on the water trail through the mountains.
Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. But this is in a class by itself, a gentle canoe trip, if you will, taking on the amenities and lack of them in the nation's biggest park east of the Mississippi. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. It has both historical and environmental overtones. While she emphasizes the challenges of such an expedition during that time, paradoxically, the trip was less of a wilderness journey in 1883 than it was during her excursion in 1990, following the creation of the forest preserve.
With the profusion of supporting characters and the detailed descriptions of the Adirondacks, reading An Adirondack Passage gives one the feeling of paddling right next to Jerome. Christine Jerome has given us a memorable wilderness experience that readers who have never even lifted a canoe paddle will find invigorating. For myself, this historical narrative was not interesting in the sense that I am not familiar with the geography, people, or climate of the area. Jerome has no bones to pick and her simple yet perceptive descriptions of the people and landscapes she encounters are a fair reflection of the Adirondacks as they really are. More than a century before, in 1883, the Sairy Gamp had been paddled and portaged through the Adirondacks by a sixty-one-year-old writer named George Washington Sears his pen name was Nessm In 1988 Christine Jerome walked into the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, and promptly fell in love with a nine-foot, ten-and-a-half-pound canoe named the Sairy Gamp.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. About this Item: Adirondack Mountain Club, Incorporated. Overcrowding during weekends, the summer, and holidays sounds very typical of anyplace America. An Adirondack Passage is part social history, part natural history, part biography of Sears, and part chronicle of a voyage. In July 1883, he launched the Sairy Gamp , a nine-foot, 1012-pound canoe for a trip through the Adirondacks, from Old Forge to Upper St. Nessmuk's articles for Field and Stream popularized wilderness canoeing as well as Rushton's boats. Christine Jerome writes beautifully and shares loads of wonderful stories from the region.