Paddling Benedict Arnold’s Kennebec River run

Posted by: MBR on Fri May 8th, 2015 6:59 am
Paddling Benedict Arnold’s Kennebec River runEquipment eases the quest to trace a Revolutionary War expedition in Maine.AUGUSTA — Benedict Arnold and his men should have had it so good when their 1,100-member expedition ventured into the forbidding upper reaches of Maine’s Kennebec River in 1775.There, Arnold’s troops faced unspeakably bad weather, ran out of food and endured illness, deaths and countless other hardships in their attempt to sneak through the woods and capture Quebec as part of America’s Revolutionary War against England. The men lacked supplies and proper maps. There was no GPS in those days, not even Doritos. Worse, their invasion failed. ... river-run/Portland Press Herald - allows 10 free reads per month for non-subscribers.