Running from Southern Vermont down to the Connecticut River in Greenfield, MA, the Deerfield River is both a center of whitewater recreation and a major source of hydroelectric power in the Western New England region. AudioFIles intern Jake Hochberger brings us to the town of Charlemont to hear from the raft guides who dedicate their summers – and for some, their lives – to this treasure trove of natural beauty and New England industrial history.
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