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Allagash River Towboat: A Maine Logging Adventure | Jack Schneider


Back in the days of the lumberjack and river drive, supplies and equipment were moved up Maine’s most remote river by towboats – large, wooden barge-like vessels – which were towed upriver by horses or oxen on the shore. In this story, eleven-year-old Ben takes the trip of a lifetime when he accompanies his Uncle Horace on one of the last towboat trips up Maine’s wild Allagash River. Along the way he encounters moose and bear, meets new friends, and makes some surprising discoveries about himself and Maine’s north woods.

Rich in history, lore, and culture, Allagash River Towboat portrays a colorful side of Maine’s history and provides readers a glimpse of the life of Maine rivermen in the 1930s. Ben’s exciting and unforgettable adventure will be enjoyed by readers of any age.

Written and Illustrated by Jack Schneider
Format: Softcover Book
Length: 106 pages
Ages 9 and up
Publication Date: 2003
ISBN:  9780892726011

Located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

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Jack Schneider has been a professor of art and art history for many years, and was inspired to research this topic and write Allagash River Towboat after a canoe trip down the length of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in northern Maine. Jack lives with his wife in Georgetown, Maine.

Shipping Measurements

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 7 × .5 in