Connecticut River Photo/Wikipedia

The Enfield, Connecticut, Public Library will host a lecture by Captain Karl Meyer on boating the Connecticut River on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:00 p.m. Titled “Connecticut River Sampler,” the presentation will focus on the beauty, history, and recreational opportunities available on the Connecticut River.

Meyer has a passion for water, boating and maps. When he put his boat, “Martini,” in Brunelle’s Marina on the Connecticut River in South Hadley, Massachusetts, he realized there was a need for a detailed guide to this wonderful river. He has spent the past seven years researching the river and surrounding area to create his distinct maps and insightful presentations.

Meyer will focus on the sections of the Connecticut River from Enfield to Hartford, during this presentation. Featured will be the beautiful scenery along the river and the many moods that are created by time of day and year. The program will also spotlight the history from the last few centuries that is still visible, including ferry sites, bridges, dams and the ravages of floods along with the evidence of the log drives and old lock and canal systems that were among the first in this country

Meyer will also show the various types of wildlife found on this part of the river, as well as the little coves, beaches and islands available to explore. As well, numerous access points to the river will be highlighted. Finally, Meyer will include information on how he became interested in mapping and the process he uses to create his intricate maps.

Meyer will have maps on hand for sale. All programs at the Enfield Public Library are free and open to the public.

To register call (860-763-7512)

For more information CLICK HERE.

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