New York to Nome


Wooden Canoes are in the Blood
I just started reading this book, "New York to Nome", by Rick Steber. It's about two fellows that decide to leave New York City during the Depression by canoe and paddle/portage to Nome, Alaska - only about 7,000 miles.

They start out in a second hand Old Town with a sail rig, probably an OTCA by looking at the photos. It was in rough shape when they left NYC and they ended up selling it near Ottawa for $35. I guess they upgraded there to a new "Peterborough Prospector".

Maybe there is more information later in the book, but I was wondering if anyone ever heard anymore about the canoes on the trip?


LOVES Wooden Canoes
That book is a good read.Do not recall much more about the canoe other than the boat they bought to replace the 1st was arranged by somebody at the yaht club they stopped at.

martin ferwerda

W/C Canoes
The epilogue states that Muriel (the Prospector) was shipped from Seattle to New York, but was never picked up, and went for demurrage.
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