Living Waters: 
The Trent River, Wellspring for Jones County, NC 

Ben Casey


Pages: 106, color, paperback
Published: October 2004
ISBN: 1-880849-92-5

In Living Waters, the second volume of his series documenting the major rivers of North Carolina, photographer and essayist Ben Casey explores the Trent River. Starting his trek where the stream begins modestly at Nobles Mill Pond in Lenoir County, Casey paddles—and portages—along the river’s convoluted course through Jones County to its mouth, where the Trent empties into the Neuse River at New Bern.

Now an inside-out ecologist, Ben illumines the soul of the river and the Creator’s purpose in carving it out. He also makes it quite clear why we are drawn to living rivers and have been paddling for thousands of years. As a paddler and one who is most alive in the wild, I love this book.”

Living Waters is available through the North Carolina Maritime Museum, quality bookstores, selected online booksellers, and the publisher, The Chapel Hill Press, as well as from the author by emailing

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