Connecticut River

New England's Historic Waterway

Book Description

Centuries have flowed by since the first colonists settled on the banks of the Connecticut River, the 410-mile-long link between interior New England and the sea. The panoramic and historical story of life along New England's major river recalls years of boom and bust, turmoil and tranquility, as one era followed another in the river valley. Read of the remarkable number of breakthroughs that have been made along the Connecticut River––in shipbuilding, insurance, steamboats, railroads, higher education, and many other fields. And marvel at the roster of those in the arts and literature whose lives have been intertwined with this river valley: Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, Childe Hassam, William Gillette, Noah Webster, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Maxfield Parrish. All who know and love the Connecticut River, and who celebrate its renewal after years of neglect and pollution, will appreciate this affectionate tribute to the “Nile of New England.”

About Delaney, Edmund