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Sawbill Canoe Outfitters stays in the family

5 Jul

Over 60 years of outfitting canoe trips into the Boundary Waters will continue with a new generation…

Book Review: Superior Rendezvous-Place

6 Feb

Speaking of the North West Company … We thought it worth noting that a new edition of Jean Morrison’s Superior Rendezvous-Place: Fort William in the Canadian Fur Trade was recently published. Morrison’s history of fur trade activities in the Thunder Bay, Ontario region is a fine read for history buffs, fur trade enthusiasts, and paddlers […]

Book Review: Measuring Mother Earth

14 Jan

Paddlers drawn down the great rivers of the Canadian tundra – the Kazan, the Dubawnt, the Thelon – often find themselves crossing the path of one Joseph Burr Tyrrell. Tyrrell, a geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada, was the first Euro-Canadian to descend the Dubawnt (in 1893) and the Kazan (as far as Yathkyed […]