Professor Robert Thorson, author of “The Boatman”, entertained and educated a full house at the Grout Heard House Museum.
Dams, lawyers, farmers, saw mills, Thoreau, and the civil war all share the stage in the drama of the meandering Sudbury River and its nutrient-rich banks.
Thorson’s research of Thoreau’s voluminous and groundbreaking recordings exposes us to new facets of the wilds of the river we all love.
You can hear Prof Thorson again at the Concord Free Public Library on Saturday, September 23rd.
Why Wayland floods
Thorson demonstrates how the Sudbury River floods miles upstream in Wayland from seemingly small impediments downstream.