Vermont Humanities

400 Miles Down the Connecticut River

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Image of old postcard of the Connecticut RiverNew England’s longest river, the Connecticut, is rich in history.

New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias offers a narrated slide presentation that takes the viewer down the entire 410 miles of the river, discussing history from the days of loggers, Indian Wars, steamships, and canals. Suggestions for day trips and weekend outings are included.

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About the Presenter

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Michael Tougias

Michael has written 29 books, including The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue, which was adapted into a Disney film in 2016.

Talks by Michael Tougias

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Extreme Survival: Lessons from Those Who Triumphed Against All Odds

We have all heard amazing stories of survival that rendered us awestruck. But too often, we don’t realize the wealth of information we can learn from people who make it to the other side of life’s most daunting challenges. In this talk, New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias chronicles harrowing survival stories and then discusses lessons to learn from these experience.

Vermont Humanities*** June 29, 2016