Ramblings of an Old Voyageur, part 3

Ramblings of an Old Voyageur, part 3

This is the last of Tom Brennan’s “ramblings,” part 3 of 3. “How wonderful it is to be a part of this effort,” he says. How wonderful that we knew Tom. How wonderful that he shared so much of himself. We miss him and his wonderful spirit...
Ramblings of an Old Voyageur, part 2

Ramblings of an Old Voyageur, part 2

In early 2009, veteran La Compagnie member Tom Brennan was confronting cancer. Thelma B encouraged him to keep at his different writing projects to help keep his mind off his health. Reminiscing about his “personal adventure of interpretation” turned out to be a...
Ramblings of an Old Voyageur, part 1

Ramblings of an Old Voyageur, part 1

Once upon a time, veteran La Compagnie member Tom Brennan set down his thoughts about his “personal adventure of interpretation.” The idea was that it would form the basis of a entire Journal issue on interpretation. That issue never happened. Years passed. Tom got...
Mittens: Warm hands for voyageurs!

Mittens: Warm hands for voyageurs!

We’re hardy modern voyageurs. We know that keeping our hands warm and dry when working outside during winter is important, very important. But how best to protect those digits when you’re reenacting the “little ice age” winters of the late 18th and early 19th...
Fall Gathering 2016

Fall Gathering 2016

The third weekend in September is the annual Fall Gathering at the North West Company Fur Post in Pine City, MN.  We had excellent representation from La Compagnie. We had twelve tents set up by the Snake River, with over 20 members present, most staying at the camp...
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