North Shore of Lake Superior – Grand Portage, MN and Thunder Bay, Ontario

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The cliffs have given way to multiple islands. There is Isle Royal in the distance – about 60 miles – this is the closest we are going to see it on this trip.

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Imagine being on the shore when these voyagers came in.

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This is the first tall water falls they were needing to portage around – it is on the border – those on the right cliff are in Canada.

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This is the replica of the fort at the Grand Portage National Monument.

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With the birch bark canoe ready to launch.

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This historian was telling us about the history of gun powder and the fur traders acquiring those skins and food. We also went to another talk on food storage.

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This birch bark was being prepared to use as roof shingles but it is a similar process for the canoe. We learned the inside of the bark has an antimicrobial property that protects food from mice and other insects as well as having preservative properties.

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The Travoto is going International! We have decided the quickest route to Voyagers NP is through Canada.

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Overlooking Thunder Bay.

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Down on the harbor we found this interesting sculpture in a concert area.

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It enclosed a space without blocking any of the views.

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It is all in the details!

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Fun architecture and sculpture. Refreshing to see!

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Nature and Industry

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Hi to our friends traveling British Columbia this summer and finding all these red chairs in scenic locations – we found our own to enjoy for a few minutes in Ontario!

 

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