National Geographic : 1919 May
ONE OF THE HORNED DINOSAURS, MONOCLONIUS (SEE PAGE 426) This skeleton was complete from the tip of the tail to the end of the beak. Even the tongue bones were preserved in position. ferry-boat. It was built upside down, and when calked water-tight was turned over and launched in the river near by. This boat was capable of carrying ten tons with safety (see page 411). As the river has a speed of four miles per hour, we never intended to go up stream; so the boat was made on broad lines to be carried down by the current, its course directed by two great sweeps, or oars 22 feet long, one at each end of the boat, and nicely balanced on the gun wale, so that a man could push against it with his entire strength. Supplied with a season's provisions, lumber for boxes, and plaster for encas ing bones, we began our fossil cruise down a canyon that once echoed songs of the "Bois Brile," for this river was at one time the home of many fur-bear ing animals and within the Hudson Bay Company territory. The first sixty miles of the river below the town of Red Deer is locally known as "the Canyon," where the speed of the current is considerably more than four miles per hour, but there are alternating stretches of slow-moving water and rap ids at low water dangerous to rafts and large boats.