Friday, October 7, 2011

Feast of the Hunter's Moon - Canoe Races

The Feast is held at Ft. Ouiatenon on the banks of the Wabash River.   It's beautiful there.  Large old trees.   Quiet river.    The voyageurs hold a canoe race.   Each canoe is marked and often has a flag so it's easy to identify who is in the lead.  

We didn't watch the race itself but we were around when they were putting the canoes in the water.   

 Both men and women helped move the canoes.

Down to the water.   You can tell how heavy they are. 

They get out from under the canoes slowly and then put them on the ground upside down.

Then they flip it over. 

And put it into the water.

Here's another canoe already in the water.

 Six in the water at once.    It was a good day for a canoe race.

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