4th of July Fireworks, Fun and Blowdown Memories

     Happy 4th of July!  With picnics, parades, reunions and fireworks to fill the day we hope you have a festive and fun day. 

     Twelve years ago today was the Boundary Waters Blowdown. The results of the 90 mile per hour winds during the "Derecho"  can still be seen in areas of the BWCA and on the Gunflint Trail.  There are countless stories of what people were doing when the sky turned green and the winds blew.

     For 14 days after the Blowdown we at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters were without electricity and for quite awhile we were without telephone service.  12 years later we’re without phone service again, just since Friday nights lightning storm.  Phones were working off and on yesterday but more off than on.

     If you need to get a hold of us please email us at vco@canoeit.com  and have a wonderful 4th of July!