Real story of the Wee Lassie

In the article “Back to Old School” [November/December 2012], a correction is in order. The original Wee Lassie canoe was constructed in 1882 by J. Henry Rushton, not for Nessmuk (George Washington Sears), but for the William West Durant family.

This is according to Dan Brennan, editor of Canoeing the Adirondacks with Nessmuk (The Adirondack Museum/Syracuse Univ. Press, 1962, 1993).

As longtime subscribers and seasonal residents, my wife and I read your magazine avidly. Keep up the good work, in the interest of conservation, preservation, and sound ecology!

Henry Schmidt, Allentown, PA

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