Discovering Wilderness on the Mississippi River

Belfast resident to speak on Mississipi River canoe adventure

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BELFAST — The Winter Adventure Series continues at the Belfast Free Library, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m., with Discovering Wilderness on the Mississippi River, a presentation with Chris Battaglia.

Battaglia spent six weeks paddling and documenting the Lower Mississippi River from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico in a 30-foot voyageur canoe. The expedition celebrated the completion of The Rivergator, a paddler’s guide to the longest stretch of free-flowing river in the continental United States.

The expedition paddled 20-60 miles per day, camped and cooked over open fires, met interesting people, weathered storms, survived trees falling and more, according to Belfast Free Library.

Experience the wilderness between the levees with this presentation of photographs and video clips from the documentary currently in production.

Battaglia, a Belfast resident, is the owner of Village Vitals, a resource for interdisciplinary creative, collaborative and community-focused work. He is currently producing a feature-length documentary about the Lower Mississippi River and the 2017 Rivergator Expedition.

The talk, co-sponsored by Come Boating! Belfast’s Community Boating Organization and the Belfast Free Library, is free and open to all.

For more information, call the Belfast Free Library at 338-3884 ext.10.

Event Date: 

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 6:30pm

Event Location: 

Belfast Free Library