1865 E. H. Gerrish canoe on Walden Pond

This afternoon, on the shore of Walden Pond, this canoer told me that his canoe is an 1865 E. H. Gerrish, built in Bangor, Maine. E. H. Gerrish was an entrepreneur/craftsman, the first to sell wood and canvas canoes commercially. Thoreau published Walden in 1857.

Walden Thoreau.jpg

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: