Monday, April 11, 2011

Presidential Canoe Photo

Came across this interesting pic on Flickr of U.S. President Calvin Coolidge being guided in his all-wood, board and batten style canoe. The caption is from the Flickr page.

President Calvin Coolidge fishing at Cedar Island Lodge, rustic lodge of Henry C. Pierce, 35 miles from Superior, Wisconsin, on the Brule River. This lodge was later dubbed The Summer White House. The canoe is named Beaver Dick and the guide is John LaRock.

The juvenile in me couldn't help but chuckle at the Commander-in-Chief's chosen name for his personal watercraft

1 comment:

Make a Canoe Paddle said...

The canoe looks very skinny to be standing in but it could just be the angle of the picture. I can imagine the canoe tipping over and the president swimming to shore.

I noticed the gentelman in the back is using what looks like a push pole and a selection of canoe paddles near his feet.

-Paddle Dan

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