About the Author
Dick Winslow (1934-2021) was educated at Mount Hermon School, Amherst College, Union College, the University of New Hampshire, and Penn State. He was devoted to historical research, nonfiction writing, and wilderness expeditions.
Dick was a reference librarian at the Portsmouth Public Library, an historian with the Portsmouth Marine Society, and the author of numerous magazine articles and eight books.
Perhaps his most enjoyable hobby involved making the rounds of fishing camps, Appalachian Mountain Club huts and lodges, and Audubon Society retreat houses to mingle with other outdoors enthusiasts and absorb their stories. Dick’s favorite indoor pastime was to devour canoeing and mountaineering narratives, which provided the impetus for future expeditions. Like all who canoed there, Dick eagerly awaited heading back to resume paddling on the Arctic’s lakes and rivers.