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While passing through the Forks today I heard singing coming from the river banks. I took a quick video, unfortunately my Sony Xperia Play smartphone doesn’t really do the stereo recording justice.

From the shore you could hear one boat singing what sounded like a traditional Voyageur song . One boat leading the tune and the other boat coming in with the harmony. It was a really nice “sonic adventure”, and it made me imagine what it must have been like for the early settlers here in Manitoba who traveled mostly by river boat and canoe,  paddling all day to deliver their goods.