From the LancasterOnline written by Ad Crable published on January 10, 2021.
On December 30, 2020, I joined a group of local history enthusiasts to lug an 85-pound canoe over 200 yards across swampy manure filled fields in Berks County to reenact the route fur traders once used more than 250 years ago.
Why I did this is a fascinating story. Ad Crable from LancasterOnline explains why in the January 10, 2021 edition of the newspaper. Click here to read his article online.
Click here to read my account of the fur trade portage reenactment here. You can also read photographer and portage party co-founder Don Kautz’s account of the expedition by clicking here.