Saturday, October 8, 2016

Time In A Bottle

The original Farley Mowat Boat Roofed House had a time capsule in it and a whiskey bottle with the names of the people involved in the project in 2006. When we took apart the boat early last week we found the bottle and opened it and Norman Haddow read the ink smudged paper with the names and comments the people made back then.

The boat, which is now being rebuilt in a new location in downtown Port Hope, this Thanksgiving weekend, will have that same bottle imbedded in the new stonework, with the added names of more wallers, including three of the original builders. 

I expect it will be a long time before the bottle and the updated time capsule will be retrieved from this unique modern/ancient stone shelter.