Sawbill Canoe Outfitters stays in the family

5 Jul


Top left: Sawbill’s founders, Frank and Mary Alice Hansen, with children Ranna, Bill and Karl in 1957. Bottom left: Bill and Cindy Hansen. At right: Clare (Hansen) Shirley and Dan Shirley with their new baby Kit Floriselle.


One of the Boundary Waters’ historic outfitters lives on with the third generation of the Hansen family! Sawbill has been outfitting paddlers of all experience levels, helping them enjoy the canoe country wilderness of the BWCA for 60 years. Now, new parents Clare and Dan Shirley are excited to embark on the next chapter of Sawbill’s legacy and continue the tradition of personal service and family-friendly canoe trip outfitting.

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