Saturday, February 04, 2006


Sunday, August 21, 2005

Béla Fleck & Marshal Jacobowitz 1973 or 4 - A few days after Béla got his first banjo...
Béla Fleck & Marshal Jacobowitz 1973 or 4
Béla Fleck & Marshal Jacobowitz 1973 or 4

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

MONTCALM Dear Hubert Desgagnés:
Thank you for your kind comments about the model of the Amanda. You are right, it is so hard to make models of the goélette's as the plans are so hard to find. I took several years of photographs before making the model, and was a full two inches off on the beam, and the break of the bow should be wider. I am trying to remember the name of the fellow with museum on Au Coudre, Mauris DuFor? He measured my model of the Amanda Transport and found it was two inches too narrow. Here is a photo of your grandfather's goélette GENERAL MONTCALM. I photographed many of the boats for many years, and will try and find more of the ones I made of the Montcalm.
Again, thanks
PS Here is a translation... I hope I get close to the meaning... of the entry about the G Montcalm... from the book L'ERE DES GOELETTES DU SAINT-LAURENT by Antoine Coté

The lumber schooner ( Goélette ) G Montcalm was built in 1939, at St Joseph-de-la-Rive by master carpenter Albert Audet and his brothers Antoine and Joseph Capt. Joseph Desgagnés also of St. Joseph-de-la-Rive.

Following the death of Capt. Desgagnés, February 17, 1945 his widow Emélia Audet- Desgagnés became the owner of the goélette.

April 17, 1954 ownership was divided into 21 shares to Captain Gerard Desgagnés and Capt. Jean Paul Desgagnés, and 13 shares each to Capt. Robert and Denis Desgagnés. Capt. Jean Paul Desgagnés and Capt. Gerard Desgagnés acquired the shares of two shareholders and became owners.

They resold it on May 16, 1960 to Capt. Nérée Harvey, of Ille Au Coudres who operated it until the end. It was decommissioned by Canadian Transport on Nov. 6, 1973.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Two Years Ago This Week, Black Out New York, Tomkins Square Park 2003
bo39 bo29 Hey! I bet this will burn!!!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Moise Back from Mani Utenam... story and photos to follow soon...

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Sound check, a few years back...



MazzMlani Swift


Leah Wells


While posting this... reports of a bomb going off on another train in London, and a bus bombing - This concert above, we sang, Yvette's Song, Amadou Diallo and Engine 33 - about the loss of 1/4 of the company Engine 33 Ladder 9...

Please dear Friends, pray for peace

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Manni Utanam - Nittassinan, and power...

One River's story and the people who live on it...

These photos were taken about 1994 while the Mistashipu Innu were attemting to stop the building of Saint Margaret III - the third dam on the St. Margaret river, which would drop the level of the water on the Moise River, a salmon river on which the Innu depend for their lives.

The Moise...


SM II - Saint Margaret River


Sending the power to the North Eastern US


Protesting by fishing in traditional ways... if they are going to kill all the salmon in a hydroelectric dam, how can they tell us we can't drift net? In the bow, folk singer and hunter, Philip McKenzie, then Philomene McKenzie and Bobby...


A good tasting protest... ( we also had Carabou roasted over a fire )