Fred Wardwell, our senior CIBC member called some time ago to say his neighbor has a “30 foot antique ice boat”in his barn since he bought the place 25 years ago, would I like to go see it? Well of course but with one proviso, just look and pix, no mindless enthusiasm about rescuing it. That was a month or so ago. Now it turns out the barn owner was tired of tripping over long pieces of wood and heavy cast iron runners and had started to take the smaller pieces to the dump when the barn was struck by lightening and burned to the ground ice boat and all. Sic gloria mundi or something like that.
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