I didn’t have any technology except my practical way of doing things. So I told them by pulling on the spring. If it is hard to pull it means that it would hit harder and that’s how I do it.
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A boat that sailed its way into the history of the Canadian Arctic, Our Lady of Lourdes was donated to the Northern missions by Pope Pius XI and she sailed the Beaufort Sea from 1931 to 1957. For more than 20 years, Our Lady of Lourdes, guided by Captain Billy Thrasher,braved pounding storms and shifting ice floes to deliver supplies to far-flung Catholic missions in the Arctic, from Tuktoyaktuk to Cambridge Bay in what is now western Nunavut.
Oblat missionary Raymond de Coccola’s book – “The Incredible Eskimo” describes the Captain, crew and life on board:
More of photographer Harry Palmer’s work may be found at APortraitofCanada.ca
Cannon-Fodder is an unfinished novel by the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline. The largely autobiographical narrative is set before World War II, and roughly continues where...
Bastille stormed by Paris mob. On this day n 1789, a mob advanced on the Bastille, the crowd captured the prison, an act that symbolized the end of the regime of Louis XVI