After our crazy storm here a week ago Monday one of the power lines near Michipicoten First Nation went down. Since there is no road access to that area crews were called in to rebuild the tower on the Harbour docks and then they had it airlifted back into place. You can read the news article here…
Apparently the winds were recorded at 101.8km/hr- so at that speed it would take just over 2 hours to fly to the Soo from here.
Here are 2 pictures from Joel Cooper. The first one is the rebuilding of the tower on the harbour docks, the second is of the helicopter at the airport.
Pukaskwa National Park bridge upgrades for this year.
Anyone planning on hiking the coastal trail of Pukaskawa National Park this year should be forewarned that the park plans on upgrading 2 major bridges on the trail system. The first one is the White River Suspension Bridge about 8km in. The second is over the Willow River about 14km in. The park anticipates that the repairs won’t be completed until 2010.
So you have 2 options. One is to hire a boat shuttle to take you south of Willow River, hike to the end of the trail and get a boat shuttle back. Two, you can paddle the coast and see it from the water. 🙂