Maurice Sacobie discusses transportation and experiencing the riverboat, D.J. Purdy
Courtesy of Maurice Sacobie
New Brunswick, CANADA
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As far as a car, my father never, nothing no. Finally he got a motor, a motorboat after awhile, didnt know anything about that, geez every now and then you’d look I’d run down to the river and see this boat going by and wish it was me in the boat driving it eh. I couldn’t think what it, how it ran, or what. Every now and then, I don’t know, you remember that, see a picture of that big boat in the paper that docked in Saint John here last week, there was one that used to go by home, Saint John River maybe every other week, they used to call it the Purdy, it was shaped like that, a great big boat, holy geez, I could hear it coming quite a ways downriver, could hear the horn, WHONK, I’d run down and look at it and I couldn’t, you know, I’d wonder how that thing stayed in the water floating with people standing on there, how in the hell could it run, things like that I wondered, eh.