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Port Hope library to celebrate Farley Mowat in October
Friday, September 12, 2016

A decade ago a permanent monument dedicated to Port Hope resident and author - the late Farley Mowat - was built on private land.

Commonly known as the boat roofed house, this structure is considered to be the largest monument in the world dedicated to this renowned author. It will be dismantled and reassembled at its new location in Eastside Ganaraska Park during Thanksgiving weekend.

Read more at: http://www.northumberlandtoday.com/2016/09/12/port-hope-library-to-celebrate-farley-mowat-in-october

 

Bree Nixon, Margaret Scott and Lou Pamenter are pictured at the Port Hope Public Library.

Bree Nixon, Margaret Scott and Lou Pamenter are pictured at the Port Hope Public Library.

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Thinking With My Hands - Walling By Number
Friday, September 2, 2016

A post from John Shaw-Rimmington's blog - Thinking With My Hands

Moving a stone building (or in this case a stone boat) stone by stone, is not something to be taken on lightly. The chances of having all the stones fit back together properly are slim. Once a couple stones get put in the wrong place, or worse, go missing, the whole integrity of the original structure is compromised.

Read more at: https://thinking-stoneman.blogspot.ca/2016/09/walling-by-number.html?m=0

 

Walling By Number

Walling By Number.

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Farley Mowat and his connection to animals
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

In 2005 Ryan Young sat down with author Farley Mowat to interview him about his life and the things that mattered most to him after 84 years. This is an excerpt of that interview.

 

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Farley On Film at the Port Hope Public Library
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Monday, October 3 - Friday, October 7

  • Monday October 3, 6 pm - Snow Walker
  • Tuesday October 4, 1:30 pm - 10 Million Books (doc)
  • Wednesday October 5, 6 pm - Lost in the barrens
  • Thursday October 7, 6 pm - Never Cry Wolf

Saturday, October 8

  • Book Sales provided by Furby House Books 10 - 4:30 - books will include signed out of print, currently in print, and guest author books.
  • 10:00 am - 4 pm crafts & games with Parks & Rec
  • 1 - 2 pm live owl and other birds of prey demonstration presented by Ontario Falconry
  • 2 pm - 3:00 Author readings from FM books

Confirmed authors:

  • Ken McGoogan - The award-winning author of a dozen books. Ken's recent books include How the Scots Invented Canada and 50 Canadians Who Changed the World. He has also published four nonfiction narratives about Arctic exploration, among them Fatal Passage and Lady Franklin's Revenge.
  • Anna Porter author of four non-fiction books, and a memoir, The Storyteller: A Memoir of Secrets, Magic and Lies. She has also is one of Canada's most respected book publishers for 30 years. She was co-founder of Key Porter Books. Publishing such authors as: Farley Mowat, Allan Fotheringham, Margaret Atwood, Jean Chretien, Conrad Black, and many others. She sold her interest in the company in 2004 to H.B. Fenn Limited.
  • Claire Mowat- The Outport People (1983), Pomp and Circumstances (1989), The Girl from Away (1992), The French Isles (1994), Last Summer in Louisbourg (1998), The Girl from Away Trilogy (2002), Travels with Farley (2005)
  • 3:00 p.m. Unveiling of Farley Mowat sculpture

Sunday, October 9

  • Book Sales provided by Furby House Books 11 - 3 - books will included signed out of print, currently in print, and guest author books.
  • 9:30 - 11:00 am Hike with Pine Ridge Hiking Club
  • 11 am Library open for after hike for refreshments
  • A display celebrating Farley will be in the program room
  • Library closes at 3 pm

 

Farley on Film

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Following Farley Fundraiser Dry Stone Walling Workshop
Thursday, June 9, 2016

DSWAC ran a special summer workshop in support of the upcoming Farley Mowat Boat-Roofed house relocation, Thanksgiving Weekend (October 8 - 10) here in Port Hope.

After ten years on private property, this singular tribute to one of Canada's greatest writers and environmentalists is being relocated to the town park along the Ganaraska River, fittingly right across from the public library.

Seminar participants collaborated in the construction of a 4 foot high dry stack wall running along the perimeter of a shaded historic residential property bordering a picturesque farm field.

Walling basics such as foundations, batter, through stones, hearting, coping and various design issues were dealt with during this totally hands-on course. There was no heavy lifting or machinery used. It was a sunny happy event. Lunches and drinks were provided and written material backed up the instruction.

Read more at: http://www.dswa.ca/event/following-farley-fundraiser-dry-stone-walling-workshop

 

Dry Stone Workshop Event

End of second day of the "Following Farley" Fundraiser Dry Stone Workshop Event in Port Hope, On.

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Summer Workshop
Thursday, April 28, 2016

After ten years on private property, the Farley Mowat Boat-Roofed House, a tribute to one of Canada's greatest writes and environmentalists is being relocated to the town park along the Ganaraska River in October on Thanksgiving.

DSWAC will be running a special dry stone wall workshop in support of this stone structure relocation June 4th and 5th in Port Hope.

Walling basics such as foundations, batter, through stones, hearing, coping and various design issues will be dealt with during this hand-on workshop. There will be no heavy lifting or machinery used. The seminar will run rain or shine. Lunches and drinks will be provided as well as written instructions.

Much of the money raised will be donated to the Thanksgiving celebration.

Cost is $250 for the June 4th and 5th 2016 weekend event.

For more details, please contact mcclaryharris@sympatico.ca or by phone at 905-885-4298.

  Port Hope Boat House Poster
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Celebrating the Farley Mowat boat roofed house move to East Ganaraska Park in October 2016.
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