The Witched Canoe #2

The Witched Canoe #2

Did you like reading the story of the Flying Canoe? Here’s the backstory: In print, the tale of the Flying Canoe, La Chasse Galerie dates back to 1891 but it was an old tale then and told across Canada.Some sources date it to Europe, and other versions have...
For a wild ride, try a Flying Canoe

For a wild ride, try a Flying Canoe

What’s better on a cold night than to get cozy and hear an old story?. Here is a popular French-Canadian story — the tale of the Flying Canoe. (also known as La Chasse Galerie, The Bewitched Canoe and The Wild Hunt.) It’s New Year’s Eve at a far-flung...
Celebrating Christmas with voyageurs

Celebrating Christmas with voyageurs

“What did voyageurs do for holidays like Christmas ?” was a question sometimes asked at my presentations. My short answer was “Not so much.” Our favorite holiday traditions hadn’t been invented yet, so none of the Ho-Ho-Ho Santa stuff, no tree or decorations, no...

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