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Nov 16, 2020

In the summer of 1991, reporter and environmentalist Steve Grant traveled the entire 410 miles of the Connecticut River from its source near the Canadian border in New Hampshire to the Long Island Sound by self-addled canoe. Throughout the 33 day journey, Grant reported on his voyage in stories for the Hartford Courant. His every-other-day tales made Grant a celebrity and his journey a legend. Twenty-nine years after that life-changing trip,State Historian Walt Woodward  met Grant on the banks of the Connecticut River in Hartford, to talk about the journey, the man, and the river in another time. 

It's a fascinating two-part interview that covers everything from early 90's internet technology, to environmental restoration, to moose-induced traffic jams in the Great North Woods. 

"The Connecticut River: First National Blueway Runs Through Connecticut," Spring 2014
"Connecticut River Legends," Spring 2019
"Pleasure Boating on the Connecticut River," Summer 2018
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