Re: Lenihan HomeMade Charcoal Cabin Heater
- --- In email@example.com, "Nels" <arvent@h...> wrote:
> >a "perfect
> Speaking of booze. The latest issue of "Canoe & Kayak" has a brief
> article on page 22 extolling the qualities of Maudite as
> Paddling Swill." It goes on to say that "one 25-oz bottle is moreFINALLY! Now the world will know,despite hushed rumours to the
> than enough to alleviate the aches and pains of paddling all day."
> Tabernac! - not the type of paddling a true Voyageur endures.
> Cheers, Nels
contrary,that Le Mouton Noir de Kingston aka Big Bad Bruce Hector is
not a truck load short of a load nor was he not kidding around when
he extolled the benefits various of la Maudite!
My only reservation about the brief article cited is that they are
way under-dosed,at only one bottle, for optimium effect.Must be a
magazine for beginners or"gentleman canoers"....
The voyageurs of lore were a darned tough lot when one considers
their relatively recent arrival from the old world,thrust into the
incredibly vast wilderness of the new world accompanied by "stinking
savages" to paddle in narrow bark covered boats up and down some
fast and turbulant rivers while hauling considerable loads of
stinking beaver belts,bear skins,racoon hides and surviving on God
knows what kinds of food requiring no refrigeration,tormented by
herds of black flies,threatened by "unfriendly" native tribes,coping
with wild variations in weather in the hope of returning back to
Montreal with a goodly sized haul to pay them a handfull of the coin
of the realm.The mere pittance paid out,in light of the extreme
conditions endured, was made more palatable through the comforts
afforded by the ever growing town of Montreal(ex
Hochelaga).Unfortunately,one may all too easily imagine too the
hungry lust these men carried in their hearts while away and how
they must have just about drained the houses of ill repute upon
their much heralded return.Thus we are left with a vision,not un-
like that of sailors from the past,of le lonely lustful voyageur
squandering his richly earned loot on debaucheries various left only
with a wicked skull splitting hangover, a somewhat lighter money
pouch and one of a host of venerial diseases.If he wasn't
mercifully "taken into the arms of the Lord" after the first year of
this enterprise,then he became a much hardened individual and
requiring of strong refreshment to lighten,what surely must have
been one hell of a damned frightfully hard existance.
We are a soft and spoiled lot,by comparison, and although those
times will not return again(thank Christ for tender mericies!) I
find it most illuminating to park my fat ass along the very banks of
the St.Lawrence behind the Hudson Bay fur depot that served as both
point of departure and return for these voyageurs,and to drink manly
quantities of the "good stuff" to the point where the line between
today and yesterday vanishes and my vision is sufficiantly blurred(I
take off my glasses for increased effect) so that it becomes very
easy to hear the plunge and recover of a dozen paddles heaving their
canoes toward the landing and to almost make out the makings of some
long lost song coming in on a muggy freshwater evening
Darn....no Bolger content....will it be enough to say things are
progressing handsomely with Windermere despite weather more familiar
to polar bears and that pictures will be posted once another roll is
finished in the camera?
Peter Lenihan, feeling the nervous twitchings of cabin fever but
resolute in my determination not to let it get the better of me...
Ha!... from along the frozen shores of the mighty
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "alaskamaz" <mzeiger@h...> wrote:
>> Howdy!He ain't heavy...he's my brother........thanks for weighing in Dave.
> Sorry, Peter, to have turned out to be neither rich nor relative!
> Yes, Peter Lenihan IS the genius behind what I've been calling the
> 'Lenihan Heater'. I drew up a lines drawing of a variation of the
> sketch Peter sent me, and include it with the plans for Trilobyte
> (hopefully they'll be ready for shipping by 4 Feb... 11 Feb at the
> latest (www.triloboats.com)).
> Thanks for letting me weigh in!
> Dave Zeiger
If I am the "genius" then you're surely the technical wizard who
will not only improve on the design but render drawings worthy of
being called such.
Checked out your triloboats site..WOW...you deserve to win the
competition based on that alone:-)
Peter Lenihan,dumb and gettin' dumber as things head toward a nice
Spring time thaw.............