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Thunder box in the BWCA

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is America’s most used wilderness area. Each year an estimated 250,000 visitors paddle its pristine lakes and over 1,200 miles of canoe routes and camp at one of over 2,000 designated campsites. This many people using the million acres puts a strain on the land. While in other […]

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It’s that time of the year when wood boat builders gather in the northern reach of the state of Minnesota and show off their wood boats. This year wooden canoes, both new and restored, stole the show. Without further ado, here’s the pictures. Seliga Wide Plank, 17′, Restored at the North House Folk School Thompson […]

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Americana, folk-singer Jerry Vandiver, always a favorite at Canoecopia, picked up a new sponsorship with Northstar Canoes. That sponsorship lead to a breakout of music at the Northstar booth at this year’s Canoecopia. Vandiver brought Amberly Rosen and Ashleigh Caudill to play in his band and together they cause a big commotion on the expo floor. […]