Historic Waterways

Reuben Gold Thwaites (1853 - 1913)

Historic Waterways, Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing down the Rock, Fox and Wisconsin Rivers.
This volume is the record of six hundred miles of canoeing experiences on historic waterways in Wisconsin and Illinois during the summer of 1887. There has been no attempt at exaggeration, to color its homely incidents, or to picture charms where none exist. It is intended to be a simple, truthful narrative of what was seen and done upon a series of novel outings through the heart of the Northwest. If it may induce others to undertake similar excursions, and thus increase the little navy of healthy and self-satisfied canoeists, the object of the publication will have been attained. (Summary from Frontspiece)

Genre(s): Travel & Geography, Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Linda Fredericks
Play 01 01 - Introduction Mary Schneider
Play 02 02 - Table of Distances David Lawrence
Play 03 03 - The Rock River, CHAPTER I. The Winding Yahara Pamela Krantz
Play 04 04 - The Rock River, CHAPTER II. Barbed-Wire Fences Pamela Krantz
Play 05 05 - The Rock River, CHAPTER III. An Illinois Prairie Home Pamela Krantz
Play 06 06 - The Rock River, CHAPTER IV. The Half-Way House Pamela Krantz
Play 07 07 - The Rock River, CHAPTER V. Grand Detour Folks Sue Anderson
Play 08 08 - The Rock River, CHAPTER VI. An Ancient Mariner Jonathan Moore
Play 09 09 - The Rock River, CHAPTER VII. Storm-Bound at Erie Jonathan Moore
Play 10 10 - The Rock River, CHAPTER VIII. The Last Day Out Jonathan Moore
Play 11 11 - The Fox River (of Green Bay), FIRST LETTER. Smith's Island Linda Fredericks
Play 12 12 - The Fox River (of Green Bay), SECOND LETTER. From Packwaukee to Berlin Linda Fredericks
Play 13 13 - The Fox River (of Green Bay), THIRD LETTER. The Mascoutins Linda Fredericks
Play 14 14 - The Fox River (of Green Bay), FOURTH LETTER. The Land of the Winnebagoes A. J. Carroll
Play 15 15 - The Fox River (of Green Bay), FIFTH LETTER. Locked Through Becky Cook
Play 16 16 - The Fox River (of Green Bay), SIXTH LETTER. The Bay Settlement Becky Cook
Play 17 17 - The Wisconsin River, CHAPTER I. Alone in the Wilderness Bill Mosley
Play 18 18 - The Wisconsin River, CHAPTER II. The Last of the Sacs Bill Mosley
Play 19 19 - The Wisconsin River, CHAPTER III. A Panoramic View Bill Mosley
Play 20 20 - The Wisconsin River, CHAPTER IV. Floating Through Fairyland Bill Mosley