Mike Wilson with other colleagues shared his experience of a 350-mile canoe expedition through Maine’s North Woods to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Henry David Thoreau’s “The Maine Woods” at the Thoreau Society’s annual gathering: Thoreau’s Sense of Place. Mike was joined by Mel Allen, Editor of Yankee Magazine, and Little Outdoor Giants Photography, Lucas St. Clair and John Kucich.


Members of the Penobscot Nation, whose ancestors served as a guide to Thoreau, shared their account of Thoreau’s view of the Penobscots. Tribal Archaeologist Chris Sockalexis and guide Chris “Charlie Brown” Francis joined Tribal Historian James Frances for the presentation.