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Discussion in 'WCHA Website Suggestions' started by ford832, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. ford832

    ford832 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I wasn't sure where to put this so I figured here was good.I just got through placing my book order through the store(thanks for getting the ordering issue sorted out Dan,it worked flawlessly) and was perusing other titles I'll order in the not too distant future.
    One title that isn't listed is not commonly known but would make a good addition imo.
    It's called the "Tent Dwellers" and was written in 1908 by Albert Bigelow Paine.He is best know for his biography of Mark Twain.
    His book is a journal(along the lines of Tappan Adney) of his canoe trip through what is now Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia.
    At that time,it was home to the Kedge Hunting/Fishing lodge.It's a great read and Paine has a good sense of humor as well.I've paddled much of that area and most would not be much different from Paine's time.Anyone who wants to go wilderness camping there can retrace the route.
    Three years ago was the 100th Anniversary and they've been holding an annual Tent Dwellers festival since.Among other events,young paddlers are given an opportunity for a week long guided canoe/camping trip covering some of the route.
    Some info here- http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBkQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tentdwellers.ca%2F&rct=j&q=tentdwellers%20festival&ei=opJKTs-yC7LgsQKu1P3BCA&usg=AFQjCNGW_wsrOIj2ko22vsZYMTry8PYbuw&sig2=B51yD4hXU-7wP9PJ58nXiw&cad=rja Unfortunately,the event is over for this year,but there's always next year!
    The book is published by Nimbus Publishing and is a great read for anyone.

    The park is open year around.Fall is a beautiful time to paddle that area.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  2. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Thanks-- always great hearing of another good read.
     

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