Roger Brunelle & the Cresting Merrimack

Video originally posted by lowellfilm

YouTube video description: “Jack Kerouac historian and Lowellian Roger Brunelle talks with Suzzanne Cromwell on the banks of the Merrimack River which dramatically overflowed in March 2010. In a spontaneous moment, Brunelle expounds about the 1936 floods in Lowell, relaying how Kerouac integrated the experience he himself had in those floods in his novel Dr. Sax. Kerouac was 14 when the waters rose in 1936.”