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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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Preparing For A Wilderness Adventure At Isle Royale National Park

Preparing For A Wilderness Adventure At Isle Royale National Park

If the Scout’s motto is “always be prepared,” the official motto of Isle Royale National Park should be “be prepared for anything!” As anyone who has ever traveled to and experienced the rugged wilderness and the stunning beauty of the remote islands in the middle of Lake Superior can attest to, a trip to Isle Royale is truly an adventure of a lifetime. However, to get the most out of your visit to Isle Royale, you need to plan ahead and pack appropriately if you ar...

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How To Get To Isle Royale National Park

How To Get To Isle Royale National Park

When you plan a vacation to Isle Royale National Park, you have a two-part adventure ahead. Isle Royale National Park is located in Lake Superior, above the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Technically considered part of that state, it is 56 miles from Michigan, 18 miles from Minnesota, and 22 miles to the Canadian shore. Inaccessible except by boat or seaplane, the first part of your wilderness vacation involves your transportation to the island. Making The Trip To The Island If you are coming to t...

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ISLE ROYALE SEAPLANES

Hancock Portage Canal
Seaplane Base
21205 Royce Road
Hancock, MI 49930

Cook County Airport
123 Airport Road
Grand Marais, MN 55604

(906) 483-4991

Isle Royale Seaplanes

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