From Birding to Remembering the Edmund — Wilderness North

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From Birding to Remembering the Edmund

Alan, Wilderness North PresidentIt is snowing as I write this column. Enough to cover the ground. Enough for our first official “broom and shovel” event. We are even seeing frozen patches on Lake Superior inside the breakwater here at our Thunder Bay offices. So I guess this is it – drum roll please – Winter in Canada 2008-2009.

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In this report:

  • we catch up with outdoor writer Eddie Nickens. He has now filed his feature story with the Audubon Magazine written about his canoe adventure with birder Jeff Wells last July.
  • Our podcast production team combines the 1975 ballad of “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” with the words of meteorologist Graham Saunders’ account of the storm that claimed the big ship 33 years ago.
  • The scores are in on the Gulp vs Live “fish off” and you’ll read the findings below. Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada‘s Jenni McDermid answers the question “What happens to the fish under the ice?” in this newsletter as well.

Wilderness North newslettersKrista and I also know that next Thursday you and your families will celebrate Thanksgiving 2008. We want you to know how thankful we are for your business and for your friendship. Eat those turkeys. Watch those football games, and continue to dream about the Canadian wilderness.

Alan

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