Down the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake

The Susquehanna is an old, hardworking, somewhat eccentric river. It cuts channels, builds and erases islands, flows deep and narrow or wide and shallow. Mark Twain captured part of its personality when he described the River's outlet at Lake Otsego in New York, "It presently narrows to twenty [feet] as it meanders along for no given reason, and yet when a stream acts like that it ought to be required to explain itself" (Brubaker 253).

Like a willful old soul, the Susquehanna makes no attempt to explain herself; however John H. Brubaker does a wonderful job of it in his non-fitction tour of the river's natural and human history. Filled with maps and illustrations, Down the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake is a delightful read for those looking to know the Susquehanna just a bit better. 

Enjoy a free preview of the book at Google Books.

Look for Brubaker's book at your local library, bookstore, or local PA historical society near you. Alternatively, it is easily found online through a major retailer of your choice.