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by chief54
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Hiker evacuated from IR
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Hiker evacuated from IR

Nice short history of the USCG Midwest Ed. I was a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and spent part of my time in on the USCGC Woodrush (WLB-407) and the USCGC Mesquite (WLB-305) at the time both homeported in Duluth. The USCG is first and foremost a rescue service but at different times i...
by chief54
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: IR announces further openings 6/23/20
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: IR announces further openings 6/23/20

Closure of the Minong may be minor got a bad feeling about this virus rearing it’s ugly head again this park opening may be short lived. Hopefully not but the signs are not good, as a person with a September seaplane reservation it sucks but you have to look at the big picture and save lives. I hop...
by chief54
Tue May 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: MSR Fuel Canister on seaplane?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: MSR Fuel Canister on seaplane?

Miissed that one Ingo thanks
by chief54
Tue May 26, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: MSR Fuel Canister on seaplane?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: MSR Fuel Canister on seaplane?

Yon can not take fuel canisters on plane assuming plane will be allowed to fly which I doubt and the store does sell them, but since the store along with all other concessions services are closed for the 2020 season it is a moot point. See the IR website https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/condit...
by chief54
Fri May 22, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: June '11 Feldtman Loop
Replies: 28
Views: 4100

Re: June '11 Feldtman Loop

torpified, Like you i totally agree with park, ferries, concessions closed. Just read the letter from the seaplanes which is holding up flights but think they may be able to fly in later in the season. I do not see that happening.Unless i missed something the NPS says the park is closed for the seas...
by chief54
Thu May 21, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 2625

Re: Isle Royale National Park Closed for 2020

I think its a good idea to keep closed until this virus is figured out, if just to keep all the folks who keep everything going and working, Rangers, ferry personnel, concessionaires, etc. safe and out of harms way. Yes being on IR is a great way to social distance until you have to share shelter in...
by chief54
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Thoughts with travel due to COVID 19
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Thoughts with travel due to COVID 19

Also most hospitals near wilderness settings are small and should be for the folks that live in the area.
by chief54
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Web Board & Web Site
Topic: new computer
Replies: 1
Views: 564

new computer

Have new computer do not remember old log in info, tried to reset will not work need help, who do i contact to fix this
by chief54
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Re: Artist in Residence

Thanks hooky, not sure if I will apply again, we will see, nothing ventured nothing gained.
by chief54
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Re: Artist in Residence

Thanks Torpofied and Midwest Ed for you support and kind words. IR is where I am most at peace and everything is right even in a Lake Superior storm in a lean to with 8 other folks,and thats from someone who lived in the shadow of Denali. truly hope i cross paths with both of you
by chief54
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Re: Artist in Residence

Midwest Ed, PM me if you would like to continue about our miss spent youth in the pursuit of what I do not know even to this day
by chief54
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Re: Artist in Residence

If I know we're going to meet, I'll try to bring you a couple of items that came from the CGC Woodrush (and I think stenciled, spray painted "Woodrush"). I'm sure the statute of limitations has expired for "whomever" the inebriated MTU student or students was/were that decided to take a midnight, s...
by chief54
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Re: Artist in Residence

chief, I'm willing to bet that your lifelong dedication and experience with The Island actually works against you to some degree. They know you are already "hooked" and therefore they know you'll be back, creating and sharing the same type of artwork that you would as an AIR. It's my observation th...
by chief54
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist in Residence
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Artist in Residence

They have announced the 3 persons selected for the 2020 Artist in Residence program. First I would like to congratulate the 3 folks chosen, mixed media, writing and scientific illustration and 6 alternates. I applied as a award winning and published photographer and as someone with over 50 years of ...
by chief54
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2268

Re: Coronavirus Discussion

Even with all the wilderness time I've experienced in the past 44 years, I have now set a new personal record for the longest time spent without human face to face time, all from the comfort of my home. It's my son's opinion that given my age and health I should not leave the house. Due to his pres...