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Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

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Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

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We have stopped at the Crooked Spoon in Grand Marais, MN. Sorry to hear about a fire today 4/13/20, that destroyed the Crooked Spoon.

https://www.wtip.org/large-fire-burning ... and-marais

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Re: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

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So unfortunate. In a follow-up article, some folks will recognize the Grand Marais Fire Chief, Ben Silence. (AKA Capt Benny of the Voyageur)

https://www.wtip.org/grand-marais-fire- ... and-marais

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Re: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

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what does this have to do with isle royale?

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Re: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

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mean_ass_raccoon wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 8:03 pm
what does this have to do with isle royale?
A lot of folks who go to IR from MN stop in Grand Marais on the way up or on the way home. This is one of the places you looked forward to after eating "trail food". Eating at these places becomes a part of the trip. Part of the IR experience.

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Re: Crooked Spoon burns in Grand Marais

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mean_ass_raccoon wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 8:03 pm
what does this have to do with isle royale?
The Grand Marais Fire Chief is Ben Silence who is also a skipper of Voyageur ferry.
Also, the restaurant was (is, assuming it comes back) one of a few a favorite first stops when returning to Minnesota.
8 trips, 1975 x 2, 1976 x 2, 1978, 1985, 2000, 2013

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