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PostPosted: September 12th, 2009, 12:56 pm 
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Nothing is so unalloyed as the joy of pottering over a hot, little fire when the stomach cries out and the body tingles with the healthy fatigue of work in the open. My spirit was at ease, for the canoe had proven herself and even if she did leak, I was getting used to that -- as one becomes used to a boil on the neck. To lie on my blankets -- no bed was ever so welcome -- and to eat and watch the last light fade from the hills of Carriacou made me glad that I had been put on this earth to live. After supper the companionable purr of my faithful pipe made just the conversation to suit my mood. The night was soft and balmy, and as I lay and watched the brilliant constellations of the tropical night the lap-lap of the water on the smooth sand lulled me off to sleep.

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ALONE IN THE CARIBBEAN

Being the Yarn of a Cruise in the Lesser Antilles
in the Sailing Canoe "Yakaboo"


BY FREDERIC A. FENGE
1917

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PostPosted: September 13th, 2009, 12:55 pm 
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Strange but true...
Fred's Caribbean canoe now resides in Canada.
I'm hoping if I pop the forward hatch I'll find one of his yellow oiled waterproof bags containing his 7X7X7 Comstock tent, his iron coal pot, and his Tarantula mascot.

Bruce Mines Museum
75 Taylor Street
(705) 785-3426
(705) 785-3170 (Fax)
The museum is also known as the "church on the rock", because it was originally Presbyterian Church built in 1894, it was later used as a post office and a school. It actually became a museum in 1960 and currently houses over 6800 artifacts, including an unusual "Yakaboo" canoe. The museum is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week during the summer and Monday through Friday in spring and fall. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors, $1 for students and $5 for a family. Visitors are asked to call the museum staff in advance.

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PostPosted: September 16th, 2009, 5:01 pm 
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Interesting,

Canoeing in the Caribbean didn't work out to well for Pierre Trudeau.

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PostPosted: September 16th, 2009, 6:39 pm 
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My favorite picture of Frederick and Yakaboo

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