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Voyage of the Paper Canoe

By Bishop, Nathaniel Holmes

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Title: Voyage of the Paper Canoe  
Author: Bishop, Nathaniel Holmes
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Bishop, N. H. (n.d.). Voyage of the Paper Canoe. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.net/


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Introduction: The author left Quebec, Dominion of Canada, July 4, 1874, with a single assistant, in a wooden canoe eighteen feet in length, bound for the Gulf of Mexico. It was his intention to follow the natural and artificial Voyage of The Paper Canoe 1 connecting watercourses of the continent in the most direct line southward to the gulf coast of Florida, making portages as seldom as possible, to show how few were the interruptions to a continuous water?way for vessels of light draught, from the chilly, foggy, and rocky regions of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the north, to the semi?tropical waters of the great Southern Sea, the waves of which beat upon the sandy shores of the southernmost United States. Having proceeded about four hundred miles upon his voyage, the author reached Troy, on the Hudson River, New York state, where for several years E. Waters Sons had been perfecting the construction of paper boats. The advantages in using a boat of only fifty?eight pounds weight, the strength and durability of which had been well and satisfactorily tested, could not be questioned, and the author dismissed his assistant, and ?paddled his own canoe? about two thousand miles to the end of the journey. Though frequently lost in the labyrinth of creeks and marshes which skirt the southern coast of his country, the author?s difficulties were greatly lessened by the use of the valuable and elaborate charts of the United States Coast Survey Bureau, to the faithful executers of which he desires to give unqualified and grateful praise.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Voyage of The Paper Canoe, 1 -- N. H. Bishop, 1 -- Introduction, 1 -- Chapter I. THE APPROACHES TO THE WATER?WAY OF THE CONTINENT, 3 -- Chapter II. FROM QUEBEC TO SOREL, 6 -- Chapter III. FROM THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER TO TICONDEROGA, LAKE -- CHAMPLAIN, 9 -- Chapter IV. FROM LAKES GEORGE AND CHAMPLAIN TO THE HUDSON RIVER, 15 -- Chapter V. THE AMERICAN PAPER BOAT AND ENGLISH CANOES, 19 -- Chapter VI. TROY TO PHILADELPHIA, 23 -- Chapter VII. PHILADELPHIA TO CAPE HENLOPEN, 31 -- Chapter VIII. FROM CAPE HENLOPEN TO NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, 36 -- Chapter IX. FROM NORFOLK TO CAPE HATTERAS, 46 -- Chapter X. FROM CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR, NORTH CAROLINA, 56 -- Chapter XI. FROM CAPE FEAR TO CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, 67 -- Chapter XII. FROM CHARLESTON TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, 81 -- Chapter XIII. FROM THE SAVANNAH RIVER TO FLORIDA, 91 -- Chapter XIV. ST, MARY'S RIVER AND THE SUWANEE WILDERNESS, 98 -- Chapter XV. DOWN UPON THE SUWANEE RIVER, 104s


 

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