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Blog series by Woodcanuck updated 08-09-2010 06:25 PM 2 parts 7731 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Interesting barn trusses

06-22-2010 07:57 PM by Woodcanuck | 6 comments »

A couple of years ago, the family took a roadtrip out to the east coast. I stumbled across these pictures and thought I’d share them, just for the curiosity they present. While visiting a heritage site called Ministers Island in New Brunswick, we explored the buildings on this site (the summer cottage of Sir William Van Horne, engineer behind building the railroad across Canada). The buildings on the site were built around 1892, though the original settlement on the island was ab...

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Part 2: The boathouse, wooden wheels and giant grinding wheels

08-09-2010 06:25 PM by Woodcanuck | 3 comments »

This past weekend, I was giving my nephew a tour of the old boathouse at my parents’ cottage. It occurred to me that it was interesting to see the very rustic construction techniques used, so I began snapping pictures, thinking I’d discuss them here a little bit. In the process, I stumbled across a few things I hadn’t seen in years and a few that I never noticed before. Here are a couple of pictures of the inside construction, didn’t think to show the outside, w...

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