An illustration with the caption, "The Arches, East Branch of the Penobscot River," from Thomas Sedgwick Steele's 1880 edition of Canoe and Camera (p. 128). Steele writes, "On turning a beautiful bend in the river, what was our surprise to observe the rugged growth of pines gradually disappear, and the landscape immediately softened by the introduction of a dense forest of maple, elm, ash, and noble oak trees, whose gnarled trunks pushed themselves far into the stream, their branches overlocking above our heads and forming a canopy that darkened the water."
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Canoe and Camera by Thomas Sedgwick Steele, 1880 edition
canoe trips, Penobscot River, 19th century, forest, canopy