Perhaps 20 years ago I applied for a job as a mill officer at the Bucksport paper mill, in Bucksport, Maine. It was then owned by New Page Paper. International Paper had moved to Kentucky; presumably in some way connected with the “new” Fort Knox. I remember at the time the job offered a modest salary but that there was simultaneously a relatively affordable Maine oceanfront home for sale boasting an antique cape, deep water mooring, dock, barns and outbuildings, and 1000yds of ocean front on 40 acres.

The Knox homestead is perhaps thirty minutes south on US Rt, 1, notably proximal to a concrete mine. I need help with Ticonderoga, General Arnold.

War and Peace

Of note to read: Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution

Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

It has been postulated that the French thought that the American interior was a useless wilderness wasteland… until Deere’s Moldboard. The war of 1812 was a confabulation of American, British and French interests.

This looks good: Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy

Theodore Roosevelt’s perspective on naval history while he was at Harvard. The Naval War of 1812: A Complete History


Prospector, planter, logger… reconnoiterer… Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

Lewis Keelboat
Deere’s Moldboard was a coincidence in time.

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