Sunday, August 9, 2009

Welcome to this new blog.

The American Museum of Natural History scow Mary Jane on the Red Deer River, Alberta, Canada, in 1912.

Welcome to this blog, created August 9, 2010. This blog will follow the development and the 2010 trip which will be an historically accurate reenactment of the scow-based dinosaur collecting expeditions on the Red Deer River, Alberta, Canada c. 1910-1914. In the meantime, there is a Facebook group entitled "Dinosaur Hunting by Boat in Alberta, Canada: A 2010 Centennial Expedition". The Facebook group currently has many more images and text regarding planning of the trip, etc. As time goes on, this blog and the Facebook group will be updated with more images, facts, etc. Both sites will be the endpoint for expedition photographs, updates, etc as cell phone coverage and weather permit. Please alert others to this blog and feel free to make any comments or ask questions regarding historical and technical aspects of the trip planning, etc.


  1. Darren:
    This is so exciting! Deb and I remember you describing your plans for this project last summer at DPP, and it's great to see it taking shape! We wish you "fair winds and following seas," and the very best of luck in all phases of the program. And thanks so much for the blog, which will make it easy for us to follow your progress.
    Randy & Deb Lyons

  2. Wow! Reminds me of that new Discovery channel coverage of the Anniversary expedition to the heart of Africa...except possibly much better! I think I may like this blog! Can't wait to what your trip holds in store, Mr. Tanke!

  3. Congratulations Mr. Tanke! I've been a fan of your work on Pachyrhinosaurus since the days PaleoWorld was on TV, and I'm looking forward to reading this blog a LOT.

  4. Thanks for the opportunity to be apart of this project. I am really enjoying building this scow. Darren is a Great guy to work with!!

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