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Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Sleigh Builders

The Sleigh Builders Walden Brothers Sawmill, Baronet Pass, Cracroft Island, BC. That was the address, it was 1964 and I was 9 years old. The sleigh builders were brothers, two tall skinny silent men, black beards, dark eyes, always in motion. They had a two man chain saw, huge thing, and monster slicks[.....]

Bluenose II Launched

The Bluenose II went back in the water last week. I feel a lot better now. As a symbol the old (built 1963) horribly hogged Bluenose II was an embarrassment. The new laminated structure will hold her shape for many decades to come, a wise investment. So now we’ll have a circus[.....]

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