Catch of the day

Posted by on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Dehavilland named its aircraft wisely after animals. The DHC-3 is known as the Otter. Our Otter aircraft is devoted to putting fishermen and fish together. Flying in to some of Ontario’s best fishing is what this aircraft was designed to do.

Otter on the step

The otter animal also has a close affiliation to fish.   Karen got these shots this morning of an ...read more.

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Otter vs Beaver vs Turkey

Posted by on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 12:58 pm

I don’t know all the Christmas Traditions across our countries, but in our house Christmas Turkey Dinner is rather tradtional.  We will usually cook the turkey on Christmas Eve.  I know many folks will put it off until Christmas Day or even Boxing Day.  Boxing Day in Canada is also a holiday and is the day after Christmas.

Turkey and ...read more.

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Some fireworks

Posted by on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 5:46 am

Kaboom

The 4th of July is known for fireworks in the USA.  Being a little north of the border in Ignace, we had had to settle for a different type of fireworks. 

Karen captured a rainbow and a spark show in the same frame.

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The Legend

Posted by on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 6:27 am

Randy our chief pilot has been with us for 23 years.  Anyone who flies with him remarks as to his skill and composure.  Randy has been piloting Otters for over 3 decades.  Not many “bush pilots” stick around bush flying that long and even fewer fly the same aircraft that long.

The other day while passing time on the ...read more.

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Otter tracks

Posted by on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 7:31 am

Advances in technology continue to amaze and assist. With a SPOT GPS riding along in the Otter with Randy, we can follow a live ‘cookie crumb trail.’ Signals are sent every 10 minutes. This screen capture shows 4 of his 5 trips Friday. ...read more.
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Tying one on

Posted by on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 7:53 am

Another segment of our how it’s done series.

This boat is being flown from our Gamble Lake camp to Seseganaga Lake.

All our boats are flown into the lakes with the Otter. This is how it is done. The boat is tied onto the side of the Otter. We use Herc straps however ropes are sometimes used. Making sure the ...read more.

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Norway to Antarctica

Posted by on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Quite often I am asked about our aircraft. How old are they? What kind are they? etc., etc.

Both our Otter and our Beaver are Canadian made De Havilland aircraft. The Beavers where first made in the late 40’s. The Beaver and Otter were designed for bush flying and in my opinion, are irreplaceable in that ...read more.

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