Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes
I was just reading The Backwoods of Canada. The book is basically the diary entries of Catharine Parr an upper-middle class settler in the Peterborough area circa 1830. While the book contains a few gems on birch bark canoes, I did find one point curious. In the book Parr describes a water lily using the colloquialism “queen of the lake.” It seem interesting that Peterborough Canoes named one of the higher end models “Lake Queen,” possibly in reference to the water lily and the corresponding slang?