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October 31, 2013 Canada, Sailing, Uncategorized, York River

Geography Lesson

FitzpatrickSailing brings out the best in people’s thinking. Whenever people lament the decline of American education, geography offers an easy example. I suspect we’re deficient because we no longer examine the globe, which many of us liked to do while growing up. How else would you know that Hawaii is further south than Florida? This summer, I was telling Bob and Shelagh Fleck (right) of Toronto that Americans have no idea that Canada has nine provinces, much less name them. “Ten actually,” Bob corrected me, “plus three territories.”

 

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