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#277946 - 12/12/15 05:55 AM canoe "hobo" story in the New Yorker

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1841
i call this fellow a "hobo" because he traveled around by canoe sleeping rough and had a bit of money and did a lot of things before taking to waters.in 2010 he went all the way down the Mississippi starting in Bemidji MN where of all things i went to college in the 70's!
the other big trip he tried was from upstate NY and down the east coast water ways.
note i said tried....
the point is that i thought this is a good read about someone living off the grid and not doing it in the wilderness.
there is a lot about him and his family and the work and people that tracked down his fate.as canoe tripping is my hobby i thought i would share the link

Edited by CANOEDOGS (12/12/15 05:57 AM)

#277955 - 12/13/15 01:46 AM Re: canoe "hobo" story in the New Yorker [Re: CANOEDOGS]
UncleGoo Offline

Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 367
Loc: CT
The link didn't work for me, but it could be me.

#277956 - 12/13/15 01:52 AM Re: canoe "hobo" story in the New Yorker [Re: CANOEDOGS]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2747
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Reading it now, and it's interesting. Here's a tidied-up link: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/12/14/the-wayfarer


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