Hudson River Video
This one-hour video stems from Peter Lourie's historic journey down the Hudson. In 1995 Syracuse University Press published "River of Mountains: A Canoe Journey Down the Hudson," the journal of Lourie's three-week trip down the entire 315-mile length of the Hudson River from the river's source in the Adirondack Mountains to the sea. The book combines his personal experiences with descriptions of the landscape and natural features. On the upper Hudson, Lourie vividly describes exciting whitewater rides--some wild, some slow. On the lower river he captures the joys of crowded paddling. Throughout the book, he provides a historical recounting of the development of civilization along the river. The many people he meets along the way, including loggers, fishermen, guides, and barge pilots, add to the richness of his tale. Before Lourie's trip, there is no record of anyone having made the journey before in the same vessel.
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talks about fishing with a machete and with his bare hands
in the backwaters of Andros Island.
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Iron" tells how he can catch wild boar with his bare
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speaks about bone fishing on Andros Island. The bone fish
is also known as the ghost of the flats. And Andros is the
bone-fishing capital of the world.
resident of the village of Red Bays talks about getting
sponges and preparing them for market.
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