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Old Mar 26, 2012, 3:27 PM   #1
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Default New way to haul boat and trailer : )

I've been spending some time getting used to our new home and area. There is a good sized reservoir less than a mile from our house and this is a first for me. I've never seen a boat hauled this way.
The Amish are pretty resourceful : )
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 3:38 PM   #2
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heheheh.... Show me the motor!!
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 6:51 PM   #3
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Those photos are fun, Eric. A very long time ago I lived in Amish country near Lancaster, PA. Beautiful scenery but this young guy driving a Firebird would go nuts getting stuck behind one of those carriages on a winding road just made for a Firebird. I'm sure that towing that boat didn't slow the carriage down perceptibly.

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Is that an aluminum boat..... Heavens!
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Well, I'm continually amazed by the new tidbits of information I pick up on this forum. I can honestly say I have never seen such a set-up before seeing your shots.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 9:01 PM   #6
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Those are really nice pictures, Amish people are a great subject to photograph.

I went to Lancaster a few years ago and I saw for first time this guys driving his carriages... I have in my plans to visit again the area in Fall, I hope I can do that this year.

Those pictures I shoot with my old E300 maybe 5 years ago.








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I saw already some things about the Amish, I still wonder that this is an active part of the population in America.
It brings a view of history back but when I do see that horse and carriage with a aluminum boat... I thought for the Amish everything was handmade and in wood?

Nice pictures and thank you for sharing them.

Also thank you Marcello for these extra pictures you made from the Amish.
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I saw already some things about the Amish, I still wonder that this is an active part of the population in America.
They have never had a large population (they can only marry within their specific faith) but that population has been growing a bit, according to Wikipedia, and now is about a quarter of a million people.

They do use things made out of metal, it's just that they only use human or horse power - no electricity or internal combustion engines (e.g. their farming is done with horse-drawn plows). The original mass-market sewing machines in the US were made by a company named Singer and were powered by a foot treadle. The Amish still use those.

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Thank you for this information about the Amish Ted.
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