Join the crew of sailors and young filmmakers in this 13-part series as they sample the substance, the spirit, and the extraordinary stories of people who live along rivers, lakes and coastal waters.
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For three years, the Driftwood, a 60-foot motor yacht, and its modern-day band of explorers traveled along 25,000 miles of North American waterways rediscovering the sites and sounds of a continent that has fascinated and challenged adventurers for hundreds of years. Join the crew of sailors and young filmmakers in this 13-part series as they sample the substance, the spirit, and the extraordinary stories of people who live along rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Narrated by Jason Robards.

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1 January 1991 (USA) See more »

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Great mini-series about the history of some of the eastern US's waterways
8 February 2014 | by lln123See all my reviews

I watched this mini-series when it was first aired on PBS and I fell in love with it instantly. If you love boats, the water and history, it will keep you interested from beginning to end. The entire series was filmed by amateur, collegiate students aboard a motor vessel named "Driftwood." All throughout the journey, they stop at various places and towns. While in each place, they talk to locals about the history of the area, its people, and how the waterway has affected them or how they have affected the waterway. Jason Robards does an excellent job narrating the series and many of the locals that they talked with are quite interesting and entertaining at times. I was fortunate to find the complete series on VHS tape many years ago and I still enjoy re-watching them.


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