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Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail: Laurie Apgar Chandler: 9781633811225: Amazon.com: Books

Upwards: The story of the first woman to solo thru-paddle the Northern Forest

Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail by Laurie Apgar Chandler

Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail: Laurie Apgar Chandler: 9781633811225: Amazon.com: Books

Laurie Apgar Chandler. Brown's Tract Inlet photo In the summer of 2015, at age 53 ...

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Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail: Laurie Apgar Chandler: 9781633811225: Amazon.com: Books

Upwards: The story of the first woman to solo thru-paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail Oct 16, 2018. by Laurie Apgar Chandler

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Laurie Apgar Chandler (Photo courtesy Rockland Public Library)

Paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail: A Journey Through New England History

Upwards” author Laurie Chandler is pictured in the Adirondacks during her 53-day canoe journey across New England.

Finding True North: A History of One Small Corner of the Adirondacks

Laurie Apgar Chandler, right, author of the newly released adventure memoir “Upwards” visits with readers Lisa Hagen and Paula Campbell during the Oct. 29 ...

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Laurie Chandler National Forest Canoe Trail thru-paddler

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Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail: Laurie Apgar Chandler: 9781633811225: Amazon.com: Books

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Maine Canoe Symposium is in Bridgton, Maine. May 12 at 8:00 PM ·. In the summer of 2015, at age 53, Laurie Apgar Chandler became ...

Laurie Chandler's Aqua-Bound paddle

Woman completes historic feat on Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Photo by: Peter Macfarlane. Belfast — Laurie Apgar Chandler ...

Inspired by the many hand-crafted canoes and paddles at the Maine Canoe Symposium, I came home feeling creative. Last evening, I glued, sanded, ...

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A grandmother recovering from a stroke and two friends paddle through the Northwest Passage, by

The Bailey Library, with support from the Winthrop Library Foundation, produces and hosts the Winthrop Lakes Region Forum held in the King Event Room of the ...

Ruth Gortner Grierson is the weekly nature columnist for the Mount Desert Islander, a weekly newspaper, as well as a freelance nature writer for more than ...

Kathleen Fox. (Photo courtesy Rockland Public Library)

In past years, the only option for renting a kayak here was a double sit-on-top style, which Megan and I used two years ago. Bobby is constantly upgrading, ...

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Our kids program helps to build skills and confidence both on and

My summer adventures continue today with a few days backpacking with Katina Daanen as she continues her flip flop Appalachian Trail thru-hike.

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Dad met Emily last summer near Big Island on the West Branch of the Penobscot, as she came poling upriver. They shared Dad's steak and her fresh vegetables ...

A whimsical, moving novel about a retirement home for literary legends who spar, conjure up new stories, and almost magically change the lives of the people ...

Tom Jamrog and Laurie Apgar Chandler

In The Moralist , O'Toole recounts Wilson's religious upbringing, his academic career and his early leadership experiences as president of Princeton ...

After pausing in the river while Dad went shivering up to fetch his phone, I paddled the short distance that remained. Just before 6 in the evening, ...

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Tom Jamrog. (Photo courtesy Rockland Public Library)

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Lisa Steele Maley. (Photo courtesy Rockland Public Library)

Two Rivers Lunch in Allagash Village is always a most welcome sight after days on the river. Waiting for Mom and Dad, I had plenty of time for a salad, ...

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Believing in female fortitude and risk-taking power, Diana Coleman shares compelling stories of women enjoying new experiences, riveting adventures, ...

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Luise van Keuren. (Photo courtesy Rockland Public Library). Laurie Apgar Chandler.

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Thomas Jamrog, Maine Guide and past president of the Maine Association of School Psychology, has been backpacking and exploring the outdoors for 50 years.

Update (September 2015) – My SPOT completed the 53-day trip requiring only one battery change, around day 35 or 40. I now have a supply of AAA batteries to ...

Local Author Fair at Rockland Public Library

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Weekend Spotlight: Summer's not over ...

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Michael J. Tomko

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Lee Heffner. (Photo courtesy Rockland Public Library)

Gin Mackey is the author of Disappear Our Dead, a Midcoast Maine murder mystery, and Suddenly Spying, a madcap caper. Her short stories have appeared in the ...

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Barter's Island Bookies to ...

Tuesday June 11th, 2-4 pm in the Abbott Room.

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Saltwater marshes provide an important habitat for fish and birds. In the distance is a railroad bridge spanning the Marsh River as seen from SVCA's Marsh ...

Judy Nixon

On Monday, Sept.17, Laurie Apgar Chandler of Bremen, spoke about her 740-mile long paddle of the Northern Forest Trail to the Bristol Area Lions Club.

Noted historian and Boothbay Harbor summer resident William “Bill” Leuchtenburg. Courtesy of Jean Anne Leuchtenburg

After growing up in small towns of New England and Wisconsin, Lisa Steele-Maley developed a strong connection to the affirming rhythms of wilderness while ...

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Rosa Parks in 1955, with Martin Luther King Jr. in the background

"A comprehensive handbook covering all aspects of canoeing and kayaking." Canoe and Kayak. "

The late Lee Winslow Court. Courtesy of Rusty Court

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Master Maine Guide Forrest Faulkingham has been teaching fly tying and casting to all ages for more than 40 years. A new class at the Boothbay Railway ...

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Barbara Kent Lawrence earned a BA in anthropology from Bennington College, an MA in sociology from New York University, and an EdD from Boston University.

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The Marsh River Preserve in Newcastle has an interpretive map listing points of interest along the trail system. PHIL DI VECE/Wiscasset Newspaper

Stunning photographs of Minnesota's Voyageur National Park. Also an excellent resource on climate and weather

LEE HEFFNER WILL NOT BE ATTENDING Lee Heffner is author of Write to Finish: A Road Map to Authorship. Her passions are writing and writers.

Even though managing this was difficult, it didn't stop him from doing the things he loved and making lifelong friends along the way. Growing up he loved.