Time Period: 1860-1910
Augusta Woodruff Brown, an artist and writer from Brooklyn, New York, spent six weeks exploring the Champlain Canal and Lake Champlain on a freight canal boat in the summer of 1895. She kept a diary and made drawings during her trip. Like most tourists, she recorded the scenery, but she also learned about the families who lived and worked on the small canal boats carrying freight up and down the lake.
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