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“The Jolly Flatboatmen in Port”

George Caleb Bingham. The Jolly Flatboatmen in Port. 1857. Oil on canvas. St. Louis Art Museum. Continue reading






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Fast Company for a Swift River

After we ran the rapids on the Saugeen River up in County Bruce, Ontario, Ms. Modigliani decided that she was ready for more. It was a sweet run in the rain, with plenty of herons and egrets to show us the way. Ms. M learned how to discern a course amid eddies and standing waves, and I read the river the same way I read books – by listening attentively!






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Let’s Lift A Toast To The Burning River

If Great Blue Herons are part of your quality of life, please join me in lifting a toast to the Cuyahoga River. When the river caught on fire in Cleveland 40 years ago today, it became a tipping point in … Continue reading






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