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Discussion in 'Annual Assembly' started by Fitz, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. bredlo

    bredlo LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Yes, thanks for the photos. Looks like a beautiful experience, hope to join you all someday!
  2. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    a few photos

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  3. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    a few more

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  4. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    and a few more

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  5. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Documented a paddle with the Nolans... yes, I've used this music before, but it works well with water-related-subjects and YouTube hasn't erased it from any of my videos. It was originally written to be played on the glass armonica, which is an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin. If I ever find a version played on the glass armonica, I'll use that one.

    P.S. We are still wending our way home from the Assembly and are currently in Quebec.

  6. WoodNCanvas

    WoodNCanvas LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Kathryn....great video....are you coming back through Canada???? Are you planning on visiting the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough????
  7. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    We just re-entered the States... no time for the CCM this year but we've been there twice in the past and love it.

    Here's another sample of what we saw at the Assembly:
  8. ken.kelly

    ken.kelly LOVES Wooden Canoes

    nice views

    Thanks Kathy and Denis, your videos help bring the Assembly to life for those that were not there - and bring it back for we who were. I like the activity sounds that are under the music.

    For those who have never been to Assembly - this is just a small portion of what you're missing...the many workshops, paddling instruction and adventures, vendor offerings, discussions of the canoes displayed, evening presentations, children's programming...make plans now to attend next year...July 11-15, back at Paul Smiths.
  9. thirsty

    thirsty #8111

    Our friend, Sue Hand, sent us this pic from Friday evening's Paddleby. This moment, (Martha's relaunch), was sweeter shared with folks having a common passion, thank you all in attendance. We make our case to attend Assembly 2012, please.

    Dave & Peggy Davidson

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  10. WoodNCanvas

    WoodNCanvas LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Will try to get down next year....but wondering if there's any discussion on holding the Assembly in Canada again soon????....maybe even back at Peterborough????
  11. MackyM

    MackyM LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Every place is on the table. Someone even brought up the possibility of having the Assembly in Clearwater, Florida.
  12. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Denis and I returned today to two very happy dogs, who must have thought they'd never see us again. They may now not even remember having been abandoned... but one thing I loved about our Peterborough Assembly was the availability of a nearby B&B that permitted dogs.

    Paul Smith's seems the ideal set-up (minus the dog-thing), and (as Ken said) now that the WCHA has its foot in the door again we may need to consider it our "Assembly Home-Base" in order to hold the mid-July slot that seems to be best for most folks. This doesn't mean we won't have Assemblies in other places, though... but as far as I know, at this point the Assemblies aren't carved in stone any farther-off than next year-- which is Paul Smith's and the topic of Old Town Canoes. At some point, a Canadian builder will be the topic and Canada would be the logical location-- and we know Peterborough works as an Assembly site and is especially nice with the museum there too.

    As gas prices go higher, members may find it convenient to have more of the localized "mini-assemblies". It would be fun to travel North America, attending regional assemblies... or working-in another chapter's paddling-event, when planning a vacation in another part of the world.

  13. Andy Hutyera

    Andy Hutyera The Red Canoe Guy - Life Member

    Finally got my pics uploaded. There are so many great photos posted here, I almost hesitate to include my meager offering. But here they are for those poor unfortunates who missed an absolutely wonderful Assembly.
  14. MackyM

    MackyM LOVES Wooden Canoes


    A few more Assembly pics.

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  15. fred capenos

    fred capenos Canoe Pilot

    Here's 2 more

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  16. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Paddle-by Spectators

    Paul Smith's has the perfect setup for watching the paddle-by--

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  17. Paul Miller

    Paul Miller Canoe Nut

    Thanks for all the great pictures being posted.

    I would like to know the ID of the two canoes below.

    I believe the first is a Rushton Indian Girl, but with a long deck I have not seen on an IG. Is this a pre or post 1906 canoe?

    I'm not sure what the second one is.

    Tags on all the pictures would be helpful.



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  18. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Hi Paul,

    The one on the left is unmarked, but otherwise carries many of the features of the Indian Girl canoe. It is either very late (i.e. 1915-1916 - ish) or possibly even post-1917 (St. Lawrence Boat Works, e.g.). An image very similar to it appears in the circa 1916 J.W. Rushton catalog.

    The other canoe is a Morris.

  19. MackyM

    MackyM LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Assembly canoes

    A few canoes on the green.

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  20. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

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