Small Boat Journal 1983

Dr. Canoe and Mr.Motorboat

By Jay Sperling– “Almost at the center of the old Passamaquoddy tribal lands,” wrote Minnie Atkinson in 1920, “… (lies) a tangled chain of lakes and streams like trinkets of silver on the deep green earth”. West Grand Lake is near the middle of this multicolored jewelry. This is a special place that shaped the character of a breed of boat and the men who build them. No swift whitewater rivers or raucous waterfalls feed West Grand; instead, the water eases in from more than two dozen ponds and lakes.

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