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russ’ floating bit of Americana
A bright forest green wooden boat with the American Flag waving proudly above was an eye-catcher… or perhaps, an eye-sore at the City of Thorne Bay Harbor It was the ‘home sweet home’ of a Vietnam vet named Russ. I did not know Russ except to wave and say “hi” when our paths crossed while attending to…
its a dog’s world…winter 2016-2017
No snakes…no ticks…no scorpions…no grasshoppers…just bears and wolves! It’s a dog’s world on Prince of Wales Island, on Setter Lake in South Thorne! Especially when it snows! In the background of the picture above, the white tanks are propane used for drier and cooking stove. The red tank is deisel-1 used for heating (wood stove…
what in the world is a ‘wanigan’?
When we arrived on Prince of Wales on January 1, 2001…suffice it to say it was a different world. One of the areas Prince of Wales differed was the housing! We would occassionally hear that someone lives in a ‘wanigan’, or owns a ‘wanigan’, or renting a ‘wanigan’. So…what in the world is a ‘wanigan’?…