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I am more than half way through Sam Cook's latest book Moving Waters: Adventures on Northern Rivers. A very good read.


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I have his other books...all highly recommended. Did not know he had a new one out !

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Great thread! I've gotten so many ideas.
Just finished Deliverance by James Dickey. Good read.

I think I'll check out the Kimber book next.

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I just finished [u]Where Rivers Run[/u[ by Gary and Joanie McGuffan.

It is a story of a couple who decide to make their honeymoon a 2 year canoe trip across the country. While the topic and places they went are fascinating I thought the book left out so much and seemed rushed and abridged. There was not enough technical talk about how they overcame logistical and other major issues associated with a trip of this magnitude. i know this is a favourite of some here but I did not think it was very well written.


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a while ago read a book about two WW1 canadian native snipers (fiction) called "three day road"Gives you a good feel for the life and cronology of the war.

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Haven't read them yet, but just got two interesting books in the mail....

1) To Hudson's Bay by Paddle and Portage by John A Stern: Privately printed 1934.

A trip in the God's River/Nelson River area...looks interesting ( very rare....and expensive if you try to get a copy....I got lucky !)

2) The Turn in the Trail: Northwoods Tales of the Upper Great Lakes by Walt Sandburg ( limited edition of 1000 copies) 1980

Hunting, fishing and canoeing in the UP of Michigan

I am currently reading " God's River country " by Marion and Ben Ferrier....a trip down the God's and up the Nelson in 1956 or so.....a good read!

Thanks D Burgess for the recommend on that one !!!!

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rob in angus wrote:
I just finished [u]Where Rivers Run[/u[ by Gary and Joanie McGuffan.

It is a story of a couple who decide to make their honeymoon a 2 year canoe trip across the country. While the topic and places they went are fascinating I thought the book left out so much and seemed rushed and abridged. There was not enough technical talk about how they overcame logistical and other major issues associated with a trip of this magnitude. i know this is a favourite of some here but I did not think it was very well written.



Well, I liked it, but, like you said, it seemed a bit rushed... I found their later travelogues better reads...maybe it took them a while to find their voice...

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CANOEING WITH THE CREE by Eric Sevareid.
I read this book each fall or winter. Always an inspiration.

Journalist; Eric Sevareid had an adventuresome youth and when he was just 17 years old, beginning several days after he graduated from high school he and his friend embarked on an expedition sponsored by the Minneapolis Star, from Minneapolis, Minnesota to York Factory on Hudson Bay. They canoed up the Minnesota River and its tributary, the Little Minnesota River to Browns Valley, Minnesota, portaged to Lake Traverse and descended the Bois des Sioux River to the Red River of the North which led to Lake Winnipeg, then went down the Nelson River, Gods River, and Hayes River to Hudson Bay, a trip of 2,250 miles

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I'm about half way through Emperor of the North by James Raffan, previously mentioned in this list. It's an excellent accouint of George Simpson's rise and takeover of ther Hudsons Bay Company. Excellent accounts of his record breaking canoe trips across the country as well. I think it's a must read for a canoeist.


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I am currently reading Guy Grieve's Call of the Wild.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Call-Wild-Guy-Grieve/dp/0340898240

It is a really enjoyable read, he's a good writer.

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I just finished reading " My Secret River ,Canoe Trips and Campfire Tales, New Brunswick Canada" by Ken Corbett.

It contains stories about canoeing in New Brunswick. Great read, it really sums up the canoeing culture in this part of the world.

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It can be ordered at the following site;

http://www.nanookofthenashwaak.com/howtobuy.shtml

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For those reading "Emperor of the North" theres a nice little hardcover on sale at Worlds Biggest Bookstore (Toronto) right now, "The Last of the Gentleman Adventurers: Coming of Age in the Arctic" by Edward Beauclerk Maurice. This makes an interesting pairing with "Emperor" It's his memoir of being an apprentice fur trader with The Hudsons Bay Company on Baffin Island in the 1930's. He was only 16 when he left England to work for the Company. I'm jumping back and forth between this and the Simpson book. Really good read.

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Does "1000 Baby Names" or "Name Your Baby" count?



Bill or Mason is always an appropriate name.

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My choices were Wendell, Stanley, Mats, Keon, Dougie and Borje. But the wife said no to all of them. :oops:

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My choices were Wendell, Stanley, Mats, Keon, Dougie and Borje. But the wife said no to all of them. :oops:


What, no Conacher, Kelly, Bower, Darell, Lanny?

Where is your sense of TRADITION???

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