Knox

Perhaps 20 years ago I applied for a job as a mill officer at the Bucksport paper mill, in Bucksport, Maine. It was then owned by New Page Paper. International Paper had moved to Kentucky; presumably in some way connected with the “new” Fort Knox. I remember at the time the job offered a modest salary but that there was simultaneously a relatively affordable Maine oceanfront home for sale boasting an antique cape, deep water mooring, dock, barns and outbuildings, and 1000yds of ocean front on 40 acres.

https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/a-brief-history-of-the-bucksport-mill/

The Knox homestead is perhaps thirty minutes south on US Rt, 1, notably proximal to a concrete mine.

https://knoxmuseum.org/

https://dragonproductsltd.com/

www.strigiform.science/navy I need help with Ticonderoga, General Arnold.

https://music.apple.com/us/album/1812-overture-op-49/155669035?i=155669040

War and Peace https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486816435/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_QSMR32QSCAQ6FNV6YV3A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Of note to read: Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution https://www.amazon.com/dp/0230623883/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_YF0CQKYWXEEWPTWFCSRY

Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England https://www.amazon.com/dp/0809016346/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_HKW09TXY476ZBJHJFX1C

It has been postulated that the French thought that the American interior was a useless wilderness wasteland… until Deere’s Moldboard. The war of 1812 was a confabulation of American, British and French interests.

This looks good: Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy https://www.amazon.com/dp/1621570029/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_XESWRQ1ZY50KM4QQ6DBE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Theodore Roosevelt’s perspective on naval history while he was at Harvard. The Naval War of 1812: A Complete History https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486818977/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_R0AJTWTDYJQZDHASKNQZ

Bonaparte

Prospector, planter, logger… reconnoiterer… Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West https://www.amazon.com/dp/0684826976/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_B5YDCVKMF7B3YGFYK1W5

Lewis Keelboat
Deere’s Moldboard was a coincidence in time.