Sarah Harris http://ktep.org en Frozen Ottawa Transforms Into 'Winterlude' Wonderland http://ktep.org/post/frozen-ottawa-transforms-winterlude-wonderland Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>In Ottawa, Canada, winter's something to celebrate. Each year, the city turns out for a three-week festival, complete with ice sculpting, music, fireworks, and skating on the city's frozen canals, essentially the world's largest ice rink. North Country Public Radio's Sarah Harris spent an afternoon on the ice and sent this audio postcard.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ICE SKATING)<p>SARAH HARRIS, BYLINE: I'm standing on Ottawa's frozen Rideau Canal, which runs five miles through the heart of the city. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:54:00 +0000 Sarah Harris 34874 at http://ktep.org The Lois McClure Embarks On A Floating History Tour http://ktep.org/post/lois-mcclure-embarks-floating-history-tour The Lois McClure, a replica of an 1862 canal schooner, is also a floating museum. This summer she's sailing historic waterways in Vermont, New York, Ontario and Quebec, docking in towns for a history lesson.<p>The Lois starts from her berth at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vt. First mate Tom Larsen, a strapping guy with a long ponytail and glasses, pulls hand-over-hand on a thick white rope, getting the Lois into the open water. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Sarah Harris 19015 at http://ktep.org The Lois McClure Embarks On A Floating History Tour