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?? in canoe
Phillips Collection: Personal Use Only

?? in canoe
Phillips Collection: Personal Use Only


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guest   [Mar 07, 2002 at 03:07 PM]
Mr. Torrance ...he paddled around the lake daily
guest   [Dec 15, 2002 at 01:23 PM]
Henry Torrance is one of those people I wish I knew more about. I took this picture for the Minnewaska News when he was in his nineties, but still managing to walk to and from the dock so he might paddle his own boat around the lake. The boat was varnished wood, no canvas, and it must have been an exquisite craft – look closely at the fine ribs, they were closely spaced with copper nails each bent over to secure the planks. He brought this true Adirondack canoe with him when he visited. Did he build it himself? Note also the crown of the white Panama hat that he always wore -- it is just visible by his left knee.

Mr. Torrance was featured in the Minnewaska News article that used this photo and we should append that article to this picture. A sincere tip of the hat to a fellow traveler – he must have been quite a man.
guest   [Aug 25, 2004 at 09:40 AM]
How can I get a copy of this wonderful picture of my great uncle, Uncle Hal, known in the family as the "Running Uncle"?
Uncle Hal not only canoed at Lake Minnewaska but also regularly canoed the 32-mile length of Lake George. He was still cross-country skiing in his 90's. And he was an avid ice-skater as well. Long before jogging was "in" he jogged from his apartment on East 17th St. to Wall Street and even ran up the Equitable Building twice! He was a great guy and has throughout my life remained a wonderful inspiration. Again, how can I get a copy of your wonderful photo?

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