Maine Woods Discovery in the Media

2015 – Maine Woods Discovery, The Thoreau-Wabanaki 150th Anniversary Tour

Thoreau's Maine, #150ThroeauYankee Magazine Cover Story

Thoreau’s Maine, A Photo Essay of an Epic Adventure, Link Coming: March 1, 2015

Celebrates an epic Maine journey with Yankee Magazine’s 14-page March/April “Thoreau’s Maine” cover story

Yankee Magazine features “Thoreau’s Maine” on the cover of its March/April issue (on newsstands now) and online. Written by Yankee Magazine’s editor-in-chief Mel Allen—with photography by Jarrod McCabe and Dom Casserly of Little Outdoor Giants—the 14-page photo feature captures the shared 325-mile journey led by members of Maine Woods Discovery.

Cover Image Credit: Little Outdoor Giants for Yankee Magazine March/April 2015

Slideshow

Thoreau Journey through Maine| Photographs, Link

Photographers Jarrod McCabe and Dom Francis make up the talented team Little Outdoor Giants who were part of the Thoreauic Eight during the Thoreau-Wabanaki 150th Anniversary Tour. Please enjoy this slideshow of some of their favorite photographs from an epic journey they and we will not soon forget. (February 10, 2015)

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The Maine Quarterly presents The Thoreau Wabanaki Trail,  Link

Join the Maine Office of Tourism as they travel along the Thoreau-Wabanaki 150th Anniversary Tour in prose, video and still imagery unlike anything you have experienced before. (February 13, 2015)

“The idea of time travel has long captivated the imagination, resulting in a multitude of works in literature and film—from the novel, “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells, to the more recent Hollywood production, “Interstellar.” Yet it was a book of non-fiction published a century and a half ago that held the secrets of not only transcending time but of planting one’s boots firmly in its primordial ground, of slipping one’s hand gently into its timeless waters.”  click to read on


 

2014 – Maine Woods Discovery, The Thoreau-Wabanaki 150th Anniversary Tour

Video

CBS Sunday Morning, A Journey through Henry David Thoreau’s Maine, Link

Don Dahler joins an intrepid group of adventurers traveling more than 300 miles through Maine’s backwoods to retrace one of poet Henry David Thoreau’s greatest journeys.

207 (WCSH), Interview with Mike Wilson: Recreating Henry David Thoreau’s Trip, Link 

Last month, a group of Maine Woods guides, members of the Penobscot Nation, scholars and others completed a 16-day canoe trip retracing one of the adventures in Henry David Thoreau’s “The Maine Woods.” The expedition was organized by Maine Woods Discovery and Northern Forest Center.

Bill Green’s Maine, Bill Travel’s the Historic Thoreau-Wabanaki canoe tour, Link

Bill Spent three days on the east branch with the Maine woods discovery group, nine of whom paddled for 16 days on the actual route taken by Henry David Thoreau and his Penobscot guide Joseph Polis. It was a beautiful adventure in a magnificent part of Maine on a route that hasn’t changed much ever according to Matt Polstein of new England outdoors.

Bangor Daily News, Group Takes on Thoreau Wabanaki, 150th Anniversary Tour, Gabor Degre  Link

Sixteen people in eight canoes made their way down the Penobscot River a few miles south of Medway on Thursday, with some paddlers looking weary, trying to find a comfortable position in their boats.

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Fall/Winter 2014, DreamScapes Magazine, Still an Untouched Beauty, Jennifer Foden Wilson, Link

I had been paddling for 90 kilo-metres, others more than 400. Rounding the final corner toward Indian Island along the Penobscot River, members of  the Penobscot Nation continued to drum and sing our canoes all the way back to land. (Article Available September 17, 2014)

August 2014 – Canoe & Kayak Magazine – Paddling with Penobscots, Matthew Sturdevant, Link

In the remote woods of Northern Maine, a proud Penobscot elder sings and drums a steady rhythm. The sound echoes across Matagamon Lake to a party of canoeists who land at Birch Point to celebrate with the Penobscots, feasting on moose stew and swirled fiddlehead ferns.This is not the 1600s.

July 12, 2014 – The Boston Globe – Thoreau’s essays on Maine travel well – Diane Bair & Pamela Wright, Link

“It is all mossy and moosey,” Henry David Thoreau (1817-62) wrote in “The Maine Woods,” a collection of three essays detailing the author’s travels in the backwoods of northern Maine…For more information, visit www.mainewoodsdiscovery.com. Meanwhile, here’s looking at Thoreau’s trips by the numbers.

June 1, 2014, Bangor Daily News, 6-day canoe trip retraces Thoreau’s 1857 trek…, Gabor Degre, Link

Sixteen people in eight canoes made their way down the Penobscot River a few miles south of Medway on Thursday, with some paddlers looking weary, trying to find a comfortable position in their boats.

May 18, 2014 – Portland Press Herald,Thoreau’s legacy in good hands, Diedre Fleming, Link

This weekend, a group of more than a dozen people are embarking from Moose-head Lake on a 300-mile canoe trip to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau’s book, “The Maine Woods.” The group of guides, scholars and Penobscot Indians plan to retrace the third of Thoreau’s three trips through Maine’s remote forestland.

May 16, 2014 – The Portland Phoenix, Retracing Thoreau’s wild and woodsy journey, Link

This Friday, May 16, a group of the Penobscot Nation, academic scholars, and intrepid outdoorsy types set off on a 16-day trip to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau’s  The Maine Woods.

May 14, 2014 – Bangor Daily News, Canoe tour commemorated 150th anniversary of Thoreau’s The Maine Woods, Link

A group of Maine Woods guides, members of the Penobscot Nation, scholars and others will begin a 16-day canoe trip on May 16 to retrace the last of three adventures immortalized in Henry David Thoreau’s book “The Maine Woods.” The expedition, organized by Maine Woods Discovery, will traverse the Maine …

Other Media Exposure

Partner Earned Media

May 24, 2014 – The Boston Globe – Go Play! Paddle the set branch of the Penobscot River, Stephen Jermanok, Link

Talk to any avid paddlers and they get a little misty-eyed discussing the west branch of the Penobscot River in Maine’s North Woods. The river has achieved legendary status thanks to the writings of naturalist-philosopher Henry David Thoreau.

Published Releases

July 23, 2014 – Abbe photo exhibit retraces Thoreau’s Mainefenceviewer.com, Link

May 13, 2014 – 150th anniversary tour of The Maine Woods, TheMaineEdge.com, Link

Blog Posts

June 13, 2014 – A River Runs Through Me: Experiencing Thoreau’s Maine Woods, Jamie Lewis, Peeling Back the Bark, Link

June 9, 2014 – MARKETING THE WILDERNESS IDEAL: @THEMAINEWOODS, Matthew Nisbet, Climate Shift. Link

June 3, 2014 – My Thoreau Linocut in Maine Woods!, Melissa Byrd, Byrd Call Studio, Link