Originally published in 1937, this book has become a classic of Maine literature. Only Robert P. Tristram Coffin could have woven this story of the majestic Kennebec and the people who lived beside it, from the Popham Plantation in the early 1600s to the 1930s. His intimate knowledge of the Maine landscape, his love for ships and the men who sailed them, and his warm feeling for the Kennebec farm folk enrich every page. Kennebec's appeal for the preservation of both the river and the way of life as relevant today as when it was written. Paperback. 224 pages.