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broken blade by wyatt becker
Updated: 2/27/2020
broken blade by wyatt becker
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  • I decided to leave so I could support the family. I also joined because I know that father can't join. I also know that it is a big sacrifice giving up home and school.
  • My muscles hurt so much and my blisters are really bad. Having Beloit around doesn't help with him teasing me all the time. The portages have been rough so far but I can take it.
  • Our brigade decided to not portage but go through the rapids. While we were canoeing through the rapids La Londe died saving our canoe by getting it unstuck from a rock. After he was swept away by the rapids and many hours of searching for him we said a prayer for him and made him a cross from his paddle mean while Beliot became our new steers man.
  • Our brigade decided to stay away from land. While we were paddling through the middle we went through a massive storm. The storm was so bad we started to take on water and we were only a few inches from the top of the lake. We had to paddle to the nearest island.
  • We finally made it to Grand Portage and I got to meet some of Charbeanau's family. I also got to eat real food for the first time in weeks. I also got to see how things work around the fort.
  • I decided to go back to Lachine so I can get a good education and maybe be a wintering partner. I also think it would be better to go back to see my family and celeste. I think that if I get my education I can support my family better if I can get a job as a wintering partner. I will probably winter next year because that could get me a good reputation for working as a wintering partner. I will say that being a voyageur was the best time of my life I would definitely sign up again next year.
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