Stephen & Fran Hill returned to present Part II – Down East Circle Route. They presented Part I of the trip on their 37’ Nordic Tug during the last session of Shellbacks in 2017. This past summer they continued their earlier trip, heading further down the eastern seaboard to NYC, up the Hudson, east to Lake Champlain, north to the St. Lawrence, up the Ottawa River, down the Rideau Canal & finally back up the Trent Severn to their home base on Georgian Bay.
A detailed blog of their travels can be found at :
The button below links to a video (truncated) of Stephen's presentation.
The Shellbacks will be making a day excursion on June 13 to tour Discover Harbour, Penetanguishene, an historical site tracing its roots back to the War of 1812.
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Meet at Discovery Harbour for a tour start at 1100 hours
After the tour, lunch at ~1300 hours at CAPTAIN ROBERTS (part of King's Wharf Theatre):
93 Jury Drive
Click the links below for details.
John Summers gave an entertaining review of Canoes and Romance, from the late 19th century to the present day, using old postcards, photos, film, and advertisements. The canoe has long been seen as the vehicle for romance, sometimes with seating designed for that specific purpose.
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