Good Article on The America

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Good Article on The America

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Re: Good Article on The America

Post by Midwest Ed » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:10 pm

Thanks John,

After reading about The America I noticed an older article at the same magazine's website reflecting on the history of the Isle Royale Queen. The interesting factoid I just learned was that the predecessor to the Isle Royale Queen family (I, II III and now IV) was a boat named the Copper Queen. The original Queen could not be certified by the Coast Guard as a passenger ferry so in 1955 it was sold and (very interestingly) rechristened as the original Voyageur I operating out of Grand Portage.
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Re: Good Article on The America

Post by johnhens » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:40 am

I think you should write a History of Isle Royale!!! Good info!!! Thanks

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Re: Good Article on The America

Post by hooky » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:06 pm

I discovered Howard Sivertson and his works last week at the monument in Grand Portage. I ordered a couple of his books yesterday. I'm really looking forward to reading them.

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Re: Good Article on The America

Post by fonixmunkee » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:41 am

Reading stories about the America and its role on the island is even more profound after spending time there among the fishing homes/history. I also enjoy the detail of the community vibe that exists of those who still remain "living" on Isle Royale.

I didn't know that that big-ass dock in Hovland was an America dock. That's cool.
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