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Month: April, 2017

How Far Can We Fly?

How Far Can We Fly?

Q: What is the bigger and more interesting looking plane you guys have added to your fleet? A: The iconic DHC-2  “Beaver” is our most recent addition.  Manufactured in 1952 by DeHavilland corporation of Canada, the Beaver STILL proves to be one of the best and most relevant bush planes today, despite having ended manufacturing in 1967.  The curved design is reminiscent of the 1940’s design period. Facebook user “Rockin Roddy Holbrook” asked us the following questions from our previous Ask The Ca...

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Land or Water?

Land or Water?

Q: Is landing on water more or less difficult than on land? A: Both!  With water having many times more drag than a typical paved runway, more attention and skill is needed to contact the water smoothly and at a safe speed.  Waves and boats also challenge the pilot when he lands on water.  However, other factors, such as strong crosswinds are typically more challenging on paved runways since runways only point in one direction.  Seaplane pilots often have the flexibility of choosing where, and i...

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Q & A

Q & A

January 9, 2018

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How to Pack for a Trip to Isle Royale

How to Pack for a Trip to Isle Royale

August 17, 2017

Proper planning is essential when you’re planning a visit to a place as remote as Isle Royale. If you’re only planning a day trip, you’ll just need a few snacks, water, sunscreen and insect repellent. However, camping and backpacking trips require advanced preparation depending on the length of your trip. We’ve compiled just a few of the suggested necessities to help you start packing for your Isle Royale adventure. Food and water Of course, you can’t get through a trip ...

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Moose and Wolves on Isle Royale

Moose and Wolves on Isle Royale

July 18, 2017

  Isle Royale is home to both wolves and moose, which is not unusual. What is unique about the island having both animals is the wolves are the only predator, and the moose are their only prey. This is such a rare situation that scientists have been studying this predator/prey relationship for over 55 years. How did these animals get onto isolated Isle Royale in the first place? Also, what have scientists learned from studying these populations? Migration to Isle Royale Moose have lived on...

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The History of Isle Royale

The History of Isle Royale

June 12, 2017

Thousands of devoted hikers and campers have discovered the rare beauty of Isle Royale – but did you know that this hasn’t always been an adventurous summer spot? From ancient copper miners to 19th century fishing camps, the island was a center of commerce and trade goods before it became a place for backpackers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts to check off of their bucket list. The Deep Roots of Isle Royale Today no one permanently lives on Isle Royale, but this hasn’t always been the case. The...

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Camp In Comfort On Isle Royale

Camp In Comfort On Isle Royale

May 12, 2017

Isle Royale is something special. Isolated, unspoiled, miles away from any kind of civilization, and spectacularly beautiful, this is the place to go when you want to get away from modern life and enjoy the wilderness. However, getting away from modern life doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be roughing it. Plenty of us love to spend the day out in nature, but would prefer a comfortable bed and a roof overhead when it’s time to turn in for the night. If this describes you, donR...

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Welcome Back To Isle Royale

Welcome Back To Isle Royale

April 18, 2017

Have you been counting the days until Isle Royale reopens for the 2017 season? We can’t wait to take you to this beautiful island paradise. While you’re counting the days until you can soar off to the spectacular wilderness, catch up on what’s new this season on Isle Royale. Isle Royale Passes And Fees Maintaining and improving Isle Royale is a high priority, and these costs are covered by entrance fees to the park. Here is what has changed for 2017: Daily Entrance Fee: Isle ...

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Scuba Diving Isle Royale National Park

Scuba Diving Isle Royale National Park

August 9, 2016

Lake Superior is notorious for its wildly unpredictable weather and severe storms. Hundreds of ships have sunk here and thousands lost their lives. The precise number of shipwrecks is unknown, with sources citing as low as 350 and others more than 500. Within the waters of Isle Royale National Park, there are 10 major shipwreck sites. Due to the dangerous dive conditions the deep and frigid waters present, only adequately certified and experienced divers with the proper gear are permitted to div...

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Exploring Isle Royale’s Wildlife

Exploring Isle Royale’s Wildlife

July 7, 2016

Isle Royale National Park is an extraordinary destination with a unique ecosystem that supports varied, albeit limited, animals and wildlife. While fish can swim and birds can fly the minimum 14 miles to the mainland, visitors to Isle Royale often wonder at how mammals, reptiles, and even non-flying insects came to be on the island. Isle Royale’s wildlife has fascinated researchers and visitors alike for years, and tracking and monitoring efforts reveal that not only are wildlife populati...

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ISLE ROYALE SEAPLANES

Hancock Portage Canal
Seaplane Base
21125 Royce Road
Hancock, MI 49930

Cook County Airport
123 Airport Road
Grand Marais, MN 55604

(906) 483-4991

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