leads to the full text, illustrations, and maps for Bishop's canoe voyage
from Canada to the Gulf of Mexica in the 1800s. He experiences porpoise
'threatened" inlet crossings, alligators, and passes camps of recently freed
slaves. Good detail on making your own paper canoe. The original, archived in
the Pennsylvania State library, was a fascinating read as applicable to sail
as to canoe. A voyage worth repeating, perhaps part by part. "Messing about
in Boat" did a reprint many years ago but the book itself is hard to find.
Cliff in Marysville