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Cache Lake Country : Life in the North Woods
by John J. Rowlands


Overview - Over half a century ago, John Rowlands set out by canoe into the wilds of Maine to survey land for a timber company. After paddling alone for several days -- "it was so quiet I could hear the drops from the paddle hitting the water" -- he came upon "the lake of my boyhood dreams".  Read more...

 
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Overview
Over half a century ago, John Rowlands set out by canoe into the wilds of Maine to survey land for a timber company. After paddling alone for several days -- "it was so quiet I could hear the drops from the paddle hitting the water" -- he came upon "the lake of my boyhood dreams". He never left. He named the place Cache Lake because there was stored the best that the north had to offer -- timber for a cabin; fish, game and berries to live on; and the peace and contentment he felt he could not live without.

Cache Lake Country exemplifies the classic American notion that what is most worth finding lies far from the tracks of civilization, and that what is most worth doing demands resourcefulness and wit. Here is folklore and philosophy, but most of all wisdom about the woods and the inventiveness and self-reliance they demand. The author explains how to make moccasins, barrel stoves, lean-to shelters, outdoor bake ovens, sailing canoes, and hundreds of other ingenious and useful gadgets, all illustrated in the margins with 230 enchanting drawings by Henry B. Kane.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780881504217
  • ISBN-10: 0881504211
  • Publisher: Countryman Press
  • Publish Date: September 1998
  • Page Count: 280


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