Aug. 17 Floating Classroom offered a historical account of people who depended on the river's resources
More than 60 people participated in the Aug. 17, 2021, "History Aboard the Hiawatha" Floating Classroom session, featuring historian John Moore as "Susquehanna Jack" and musician Gary Gyekis as "Swampfoot."
The session focused on telling the story of people who, over the course of time, have depended on the river, from native Americans to the earliest settlers, to those who mined along it banks, those who fished it, used it for transportation and developed a sense of community due to its resources.
Below is a quick video look at the session followed by a photo gallery from the morning's program:
John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.