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Subject: Lakes & Rivers

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Jolly Raftsman O (The)

This short song was collected from Mrs. Arlington (Grace) Fraser by Edith Fowke in the 1950s. Mrs. Fraser lived in Glengarry, in eastern Ontario. In it the raftsman is painted as the object of romance. There is a link below to a recording of Jean Mills ...

Lake Superior Waltz

A waltz by Sault Ste. Marie fiddle legend Rene Cote. It seems to be out of a published book, but I don't know which one (Maybe on of Gord Stobbe's). My date is a guess.

Music in Parry Sound - 1882

Transcription of Personal Diary of Julia Annetje (Nettie) Ditmars (born 30 Aug 1863, died 15 Dec 1936) The diary covers the period May 7, 1882 to August 31, 1882. The portion below is of her trip on her father’s schooner, The May, in July of 1882 Parry S...

Nautical Quadrilles

"A Set of Quadrilles Nautically Arranged" This is a bit of humour printed in the Cobourg Star, in which the movements of a quadrille dance are reimagined in nautical terms. Cobourg was a busy Lake Ontario port town at the time, and travel by water was a c...

On The Schooner Hercules

Ivan Walton (1893-1968) was a song collector from Michigan. In the 1930s he travelled around the Great Lakes in both the U.S. and in Ontario, seeking out the songs and chanteys of the last generation of fresh-water sailors to work "under canvas" in schoon...

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