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Following Their Footsteps: A Travel Guide & History of the 1775 Secret Expedition to Capture Quebec

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ISBN: 9780974167701
Publisher: Clark Books
Edition:
Publication Date: 2003-07
Number of pages: 150
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FOLLOWING THEIR FOOTSTEPS, published in 2003, is a combination History and Travel Guide concerning the famous 1775 Revolutionary War Expedition to Capture Quebec, then the capitol of all Canada. Led by Col. Benedict Arnold, the small 1,100 man army left from Cambridge, MA and marched overland to Newburyport. Then it embarked on eleven small schooners and sloops for a journey down the coast and then up the Kennebec River in Maine to the head of tide at Fort Western in Augusta. Here they used more than 200 bateaux to transport the soldiers and 100 tons of food and equipment for the difficult march through the Maine and Canadian Wilderness. The hardships, depridations and starvation they endured was epic. Overcoming flooded rivers, snowy peaks and running out of food, they emerged from the wilderness and mounted an attack on the fortified city of Quebec.

The book chronicals this journey, but it is much more, guiding the modern day traveler over the route for more than 350 miles. It lists historic sites, museums, portage paths, campgrounds and places to stay. It also provides five selected day canoe trips to experience along the way. Hikes are described, some following the original portage paths and some over sections of the famous Appalachian Trail. The book is heavily illustrated, with veiws of the route, historic maps, twenty four color topographic route maps and much more.

Size: 8 1/2 X 11

Pages: 150

Illustrations: both B & W and color

Binding: Soft cover

Contains Appendix

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