Susquehanna -Waterway by John Buxton
This is the
"First of State" Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) Conserve
2000 stamp print program done with artwork from John Buxton. Funds
raised as part of this program will be used for aquatic resource
protection, habitat restoration and enhancement, species protection
and restoration, pollution assessment and abatement projects, and
recreational access improvements. Artist John Buxton was commissioned
by the PFBC to initiate this program.
Here you find
the Susquehanna River in the early 1700's, much the way it looks
now. Wide, shallow and studed with islands, the river was a highway
for the region's early settlers. The river enabled the largely agricultural
homesteads to transport their excess produce to market. Duguots
(sometimes 2 lashed together) and lightweight bark canoes were commonly
used for transport. Later large plank boats were used to carry even
more goods downstream, some of the largest sold for their lumber
upon reaching their destinations.
text with this print purchase goes into further detail about transportation
and development on the Susquehanna River. As this is a stamp print
program, purchase of the limited edition print includes the "mint"
stamp with an artist's signed stamp available for $8.00 additional.