Apologies to all for a short lapse in updates. I've been heavily involved in fieldwork, other interruptions, a meeting regarding the scow project, and especially awaiting more building supplies. The latter were acquired just recently, so construction will begin anew shortly; there should be some new pictures up on the evening of September 13th (my time).
My question for you all regards how many of you are following this blog. I know I have "22" followers but how many others of you are out there? Please respond to this posting, just stating you are following the blog, and if you don't mind, let me know what town/city and country you are in and if you are a regular or occasional viewer. If there is a large following, this is a useful point when we approach sponsors for supplies and other support.
I attach a picture here of the American Museum scow "Mary Jane" in 1912. The men left to right are: ?Barnum Brown, Peter C. Kaisen and possibly Bill Reid who was a cook/field assistant. This is a unique view as it shows the scow actually floating downriver. The "sweeps" or tillers used for steering are seen at each end. It appears steering was done using using both sweeps at the same time.