Rushton and His Times
RUSHTON AND HIS TIMES
The popularity of canoeing really began in the mid 1800's in the Adirondacks. John Henry Rushton became the builder of choice with his elegant and rugged canoes, often remarkably light craft which nevertheless could carry remarkable weights. Atwood's book recounts the history of one of America's most renowned canoe and guideboat builders and, in the process, steeps one in the history of an America where actual wilderness existed and travel times were significant. A fine read for canoeists and boaters and history buff alike. By Atwood Manley. 201 pages.