Greenville in Piscataquis County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
A Trip to Katahdin... 1857
Beginning at 4:00am July 24 Thoreau, Edward Hoar and Indian guide Joe Polis launched their canoe. Their first stop was at Moose Island for breakfast.
Keeping close to shore they saw the dam at east outlet and continued to Sand Bar Island. They then portaged to Sand Bar Point.
Camp was made at the base of Kineo. They climbed the mountain along the knife edge. Camp was broken on the 25 for the long paddle to northeast carry. They had lunch and proceeded to carry across to the Penobscot River where they continued their journey to Katahdin.
Location. 45° 27.567′ N, 69° 35.517′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Maine, in Piscataquis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lily Bay Road and Pleasant Street. Touch for map. Marker is located along the Moosehead Lake walking path, on the grounds of the Moosehead Marine Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Lily Bay Road, Greenville ME 04441, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site (approx. 9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail.
Henry David Thoreau made trips to Maine in 1846, 1853 and 1857, each of which followed ancient Wabanaki (Submitted on March 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Maine Woods - Henry David Thoreau.
In Maine his subjects were, as he listed them in a letter, "the Moose, the Pine Tree & the Indian." The last words he spoke on his deathbed were "Moose . . . Indian." Thoreau's three Maine trips from 1846 to 1857 overlap the publication of Melville's greatest works. We have no proof that Thoreau read Moby-Dick, but we have ample evidence that he read Typee, which appeared at the time of his first visit to Maine, and which he discussed in a discarded early version of "Ktaadn." Somewhat combative in comparing wildernesses, Thoreau argued that he experienced deeper wilderness in Maine than Melville had as a castaway in the high volcanic archipelago of the remote Marquesas... (Submitted on March 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. The Steamboat Katahdin: An Unexpected Maritime Adventure in the Heart of Maine.
With a seafaring heritage (Submitted on March 30, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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