Spencer introduced me to Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. At least I think it is Conrad, hard to do reference checks out here. The book describes the voyage up an un-named river. If you have seen Apocalypse Now you know most of the story. The further up the river the more wild, the more primitive, and the more bizarre the behavior.
As we have travel the Erie Canal I have had some small appreciation for what it must have been like to be a Swift Boater in