Some Strange Stuff on Father’s Day

     Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers out there, especially the father of my children and the grandfathers of my children. 

     The Duluth News Tribune posted some historic information regarding the Gunflint Trail.  I didn’t realize right away it was historical and not current events and thought I might have missed something with all of the strange weather we’ve been experiencing.  But it’s news from June 9th, 1991-

  • Tornadoes reportedly made a rare appearance on the Gunflint Trail last week. Twisters touched down at least twice on June 9, once at the junction of the Gunflint Trail and Trout Lake Road and once at Mink Lake.  Researched by the Reference & Information staff at the Duluth Public Library. Call (218) 730-4202 or click on Ask Us at

      Thursday, June 16th the body of Ty Sitter, 23 from Janesville, WI was recovered from Swan Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  He had been missing since Thursday, June 9th when he left the campsite where he and his brother and father were camped at.  His canoe was found with 4 inches of water in it but he was no where to be seen.  Rescue personnel used sonar to locate his body in 90 feet of water and retrieved it after a week of efforts.

     The Gunflint Trail is a little dry compared to other places in the state but not quite as dry as areas north of the border in the Quetico Park.  There have been fires in the Quetico Park and a few in the BWCA.  The Gaskin Lake Fire in the Boundary Waters hasn’t grown and will be monitored from overhead.  Using caution with fire and getting some rain without lightning would be great.

     Hope this Father’s Day isn’t too strange for you.  Have a great day everyone!


BWCA fire Gaskin Lake