Thursday, June 11, 2009

June 11 5000KM Pancake Bay & Lake Superior Provincial Park

Beautiful 3.2km stretch of white sand beach on Lake Superior. Named Pancake as the traders knew that once they had reached here, they were only a day away from more supplies at Sault Ste Marie, so they could go nuts and eat up all their flour by making pancakes. It is unbelivable to see the distances that they travelled by canoe and bush to trade products and get furs to Europe.

It is also interesting to see how that ocean sea shells made it here and were worn as prized jewelry by the Indian Chiefs. Those shells came a long, long way. Even today our shells and sand dollars are being very well received by the locals.

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