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September Boat Delays

Post by Ingo » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:06 pm

Going out the 3rd week of Sept, planning to bring an extra day's worth of food in case the boat gets delayed (Queen IV). Should I bring 2 extra days? I only remembering hearing about once when the boats were delayed for more than a day. Anyone had to wait more than a day? I figure the rangers won't let anyone starve to death in any case. ;)

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Re: September Boat Delays

Post by hooky » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:40 pm

All the Rangers go home the week of Labor Day. Better take enough extra for another day. :)

I've always taken an extra day of food on purpose and usually end with at least 2 extra days by accident.


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Re: September Boat Delays

Post by johnhens » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:13 pm

1 1/2 days many years ago. The last trip of the year. Delayed by a storrm, the next day, the ranger said they would be at the dock at 2 and left the dock at 2:20. Paddling?

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Re: September Boat Delays

Post by Ingo » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:05 pm

hooky wrote:All the Rangers go home the week of Labor Day. Better take enough extra for another day. :)
Sequestration?
hooky wrote:I've always taken an extra day of food on purpose and usually end with at least 2 extra days by accident.
Yup, unless we're leaving from R.H. My 1st trip in the off-season.

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Re: September Boat Delays

Post by Ingo » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:12 pm

johnhens wrote:1 1/2 days many years ago. The last trip of the year. Delayed by a storrm, the next day, the ranger said they would be at the dock at 2 and left the dock at 2:20. Paddling?
Paddling, so it's not a huge deal weight wise. But already planning to bring extras and don't want to get TOO carried away :).

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Re: September Boat Delays

Post by JavaHiker » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:21 am

hooky wrote:All the Rangers go home the week of Labor Day. Better take enough extra for another day.
Just curious: what is your source for this? I'm wondering why any of the staff would leave during the busy holiday weekend...


Any unopened food packets I have at the end of my trip I leave at the Windigo Visitor Center. The staff there will store it and distribute it to anyone in need who gets stranded on the island due to a ferry cancellation. They will also accept left over stove fuel for the same reason.

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Re: September Boat Delays

Post by hooky » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:58 am

JavaHiker wrote:
hooky wrote:All the Rangers go home the week of Labor Day. Better take enough extra for another day.
Just curious: what is your source for this? I'm wondering why any of the staff would leave during the busy holiday weekend...

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Re: September Boat Delays

Post by IncaRoads » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:59 am

I usually bring an extra dinner but like hooky's experience, I always seem to end up with more than that unused. I may take a little less on my upcoming trip this September.

I've never been delayed on the inbound trip back from Isle Royale but have been delayed once outbound to Windigo for a day due to high winds and large waves.


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Re: September Boat Delays

Post by RICHIGAN » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:46 am

Leaving for IR in two weeks myself from Calavander (Hillsborough, nc). I'm planning on bringing extra cash instead of the extra meal. If I get stuck in Windigo, cause of weather, I will just want something that hasn't been in my pack for a week.

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Re: September Boat Delays

Post by Ingo » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:02 am

RICHIGAN wrote:Leaving for IR in two weeks myself from Calavander (Hillsborough, nc). I'm planning on bringing extra cash instead of the extra meal. If I get stuck in Windigo, cause of weather, I will just want something that hasn't been in my pack for a week.
We live a few miles apart! That's normally part of my plan, but everything will be closed when I go in Sept.


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Re: September Boat Delays

Post by johnhens » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:16 pm

JavaHiker wrote:
hooky wrote:All the Rangers go home the week of Labor Day. Better take enough extra for another day.
Just curious: what is your source for this? I'm wondering why any of the staff would leave during the busy holiday weekend...

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There are still rangers there, after Labor Day visitorship drops off, the lodge, store and facilities start to close down. As it is not as busy, the NPS reduces staff including the folks who work the vistor center. Hours that the visitor center are open are reduced, usually when the boats come in. The hours of operation are posted on the door. Same for Windigo.


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Re: September Boat Delays

Post by RICHIGAN » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:33 am

Ingo wrote:
RICHIGAN wrote:Leaving for IR in two weeks myself from Calavander (Hillsborough, nc). I'm planning on bringing extra cash instead of the extra meal. If I get stuck in Windigo, cause of weather, I will just want something that hasn't been in my pack for a week.
We live a few miles apart! That's normally part of my plan, but everything will be closed when I go in Sept.

i cant wait to put on layers of clothes. it has been way too hot down here for my blood.
have a safe journey.

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