Tag Archives: border

Swipes: The Labrador-Quebec Border

Just learned about this (ongoing!) border dispute between the areas known as Labrador and Quebec. Here it is in map form: You’ll notice that straight line between Quebec and Labrador: But then Wikipedia tells us: Line A (in red) is … Continue reading

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Swipes File #32: Sewing

John Miller Baer – 4 January 1917 Mauldin – “Suture” – 15 May 1963

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“Canada-US Border” lecture digitized by a Luddite

For all that you are reading this on my blog, I can be reluctant to learn new digital things, which is why it took me about four days to upload this lecture. (And my personal desktop background appears at the beginning … Continue reading

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Booze!

Somebody asked a question over on Reddit about Prohibition, so I thought I’d share three booze-y images and links that I’ve come across lately. — Those Canadians had our back during Prohibition (1920-1933 in the United States). “The 3 mile limit” … Continue reading

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Swipes File #25: Leaks

Today, let’s look at some leaky pipes: Image courtesy of the McCord Museum. Image courtesy of the McCord Museum. (Sorry, I’m getting lazy and doing screen captures for things that aren’t essential to my dissertation. It’s go time! Crunch time? … Continue reading

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Boodles, Boats, & Borders (Week 1 at work)

This week at the Canada Institute, I helped with a few one-pagers about Canada-U.S. relations for members of Congress on the following fascinating topics: – Integrated Cross-border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations (ICMLEO), which has the much more memorable nickname “Shiprider” … Continue reading

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Pick a side – follow up

Just when I thought things couldn’t get much stranger than they already were… The wonderful Joseph Kerski passed this along to a geography mailing list of which I am (happily) a member. — It’s been a busy week of posting, … Continue reading

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My occupation is approved by US Customs

I’ll be the first to admit that I occasionally use the slightest bit of hyperbole to make my stories just a little bit more entertaining. But seriously, this all went down exactly like this: The last time I had the … Continue reading

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Adventures in a Winnebago

My dad one of those people who is always involved in some kind of antics. This means that none of us (Grandma Rose, Grandma Murphy, Mom, Meg, Bub, T, or I) were particularly surprised when he suggested driving a Winnebago from … Continue reading

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