The Connecticut River from the Air is a collection of extraordinary images by pilot Tom Walsh on an aeronautical adventure chronicles by histories Jerry Roberts. The book provides an intimate perspective, exploring New England’s greatest river from Long Island Sound, where its waters mingle with the salty brine of the Atlantic Ocean, to its source 410 miles to the north, just yards from the Canadian border.
Amazing and wonderful sights appear along the River that can only be seen and appreciated from small, low-flying aircrafts. Beauty and wonder can be found in historic canals and bridges as well as twists and bends in the River, ship wrecks, rock formations , and even sand patterns on the River bottom. From naturally formed ox-bows to cornfield mazes, hidden valleys, quaint villages, industrial cities and sweeping vistas, these Wonders of the River are the true treasures of this amazing waterway and its surrounding landscapes.
About the Authors
Historian, writer Jerry Roberts has had a 34-year career as a museum professional, exhibit designer and documentarian, and has earned a reputation as a storyteller able to engage the public in dynamic accounts of historical events and places with a very modern sensibility. He has served as Vice President in charge of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum in New York City, Executive Director of Connecticut River Museum in Essex CT, and Battlefield Historian for the British Raid on Essex Project, and Executive Director of the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks CT. He has designed and built dozens of exhibits, has written and co-written several books and documentaries and has published dozens of newspaper and magazine articles. Roberts is an avid sailer and merchant marine master and has navigated the eastern seaboard in small boats and historic vessels from the Gulf Coast to Nova Scotia. He lives overlooking the Connecticut River with his wife and two children.
When not flying wide body passenger jets around the globe for one of the world’s largest airline, Captain Tom Walsh, a United State Marine Corps veteran, explores Americas landscape and waterways in his own small aircraft. His company, Shoreline Aerial Photography (www.shoreline-aerial.com) is commissioned by major corporations, government agencies, and individuals to document large scale construction projects, keep tabs on urbanization, and capture breathtaking views of private homes, vessels, and majestic scenes all over the country. He now splits his time between Connecticut and Florida.
©2018 Jerry Roberts and Tom Walsh
by Jerry Roberts | Photography by Tom Walsh
Published by Globe Pequot, Lanham, MD
Additional Information: Hard cover, 256 pages, 11 x 8 1/2 in., 6 maps, 232 photos.