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We are a Boundary Waters canoe trip outfitter, Quetico outfitter, and guide service in Ely, Minnesota. This Boundary Waters blog shares photos, stories, humor, skills, and naturalist insights from guiding in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

Most entries are from our founder and head guide, Jason Zabokrtsky. He is the Boundary Waters Blogger.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Patriotic Portagers in the Ely Parade

Small town Independence Day parades across the country reflect the communities that host them. Ely is no different. In the "canoe capitol" of the world at the edge of the BWCA, there must be canoes.

Today the Girl Scout Canoe Base guides portaged canoes in our parade. They even demonstrated, in formation, how to do solo lifts: picking up the canoes and putting them on their shoulders. The crowds responded with raucous applause.


Anonymous said...

That has to be the best $5 Kate ever spent on an article of clothing in terms of how much use she has had out of it. Go NLCB! I wish someone had a video of them in the parade. I would have loved to see them.

Jessica said...

I could spot that dress from a mile away... and this time with wings!

Anonymous said...

Only kate would wear that dress out in a parade, last time i saw it we were in the Ely bowling alley....ah memories. Also a little jealousy we were never in the parade when I worked at the NLCB!