Dean Bob Osborne, a Canoe, and a Canal (Rideau)

Our former Dean and Rector, The Very Rev. Bob Osborne, shared these pictures of his canoe trip in June, the length of the Rideau Canal.  Bob is blessed to be enjoying good health in his retirement.

Bob writes:  “In 1967 Centennial Year I was part of the Diocese of Algoma “Montreal Brigade” 39 of us canoed from the Diocesan camp located on the North Channel of Lake Huron.  We canoed up the French River, crossed Lake Nippising, portaged to Trout lake and then on to the Mattawa River where it finally joins the Ottawa River. We then canoed on to Ottawa and Montreal. This year my canoeing project was a bit more modest. Together with Rob Hubbard, our daughter’s father in law we canoed the Rideau River system from Kingston to Ottawa a distance of 202 km. It was a 9 day trip in which we camped out each evening at one of the locks which have lovely camping sites for canoeists. We canoed in the retirement gift of the Cathedral a cedar/canvas canoe that I was able to build with a canoe builder in Lorette. It is a great joy to canoe in with the many memories it brings of  our ministry at the Cathedral.”

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