|The Voyageur's Encampment at Lake St. Clair Metropark 2011|
I was about to take my first photo of his thirty foot Montreal canoe when my camera went dead. I'd forgotten to charge the battery. :( :( :( But my kind and wonderful husband took some photos with his phone, and along with a few picture's from the 2011 Encampment, I thought I'd update this post.
|Detroit Drunken Historical Society|
|The Montreal canoe, 30 feet long.|
|Rabbit, onions and potatoes.|
Launching onto Lake St. Clair
In the Montreal canoe, twelve men could paddle tons of cargo 300 miles in a week.
|Just like the 2011 Encampment, it was a beautiful day by Lake St. Clair.|
Thanks to the efforts of James LaForest, members of the Ad Hoc Committee, and those who signed the petition they sent to Governor Snyder–– October 4, 2013 will be Michigan's first official French Canadian Heritage Day.
James has also started a wonderful project on his blog. He's invited descendants of Michigan's early French to submit memories of their French Canadian families to his Storykeepers Project. Family traditions, childhood memories, food and recipes, genealogy––already there are several great stories posted, so check it out.
THE STORYKEEPERS PROJECT: YOUR VOICES, FAMILY STORIES
Just thought I'd let everyone know...And thank you James LaForest.
Vivian : )