8 thoughts on “Learning – 6. New Zealand War Boats.”

  1. thank you! both posts have been so interesting.
    I can’t imagine going to sea in either case.
    to think it was used for war type reasons is amazing.
    and just to think about things like water for each man to drink!
    the exertion of rowing those must have been incredible.

    1. It is amazing how something happening somewhere triggers reaction in another part of the world and then one learns something totally new. I hope that you get to read Mike’s response in this post too.

  2. Very interesting.

    One of my early ancestors in America was a French soldier in the French Canadian colonies. After he got out of the military, he married an Algonquin (native) woman and, along with his sons, worked as voyageurs, who engaged in the transporting of furs via canoe during the peak of the North American fur trade. The voyageurs were regarded as legendary. They were heroes celebrated in folklore and music. For reasons of promised celebrity status and wealth, this position was coveted. But, despite the fame surrounding the voyageur, their life was one of toil and not nearly as glorious as folk tales make it out to be. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shooting_the_Rapids_1879.jpg

    I’ve never been in a canoe.
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