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PostPosted: July 30th, 2006, 8:29 am 
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Near miss on Manitou, damage but no injuries. As mentioned elsewhere, 2 guys were resting in or near the Comet when the tree fell and a few minutes later a tree fell down the middle of the Buckley.

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Czar hauls his pack out of the Buckley Dri Fly
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Back view of Buckley
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The tent formerly known as a Comet dome
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Lots of ingenuity & duct tape got this tent through several more days

The Baron's story has been posted at Algonquin Outfitters blog site here:
http://algonquinoutfitters.blogspot.com/

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Glad all were okay.

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... been away for awhile, so I am not sure if anything about this tragic accident in Algonquin PP was posted. Here's a link to the article in The Simcoe Reformer.

http://www.simcoereformer.ca/story.php?id=245114

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Wow, that's worth an extra shot in the coffee! Glad you're walking away.


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maddogbob wrote:
... been away for awhile, so I am not sure if anything about this tragic accident in Algonquin PP was posted. Here's a link to the article in The Simcoe Reformer.

http://www.simcoereformer.ca/story.php?id=245114

Bob


Thanks for the link maddogbob.

My condolences to the family and to the campers and staff who had to go through that.

A similar thing happened to a fellow canoe guide at my camp back in 2003 at Head Lake in Algonquin. Fortunately, they escaped the tent at the last minute after hearing the falling tree rest on another tree before crashing down. We almost had our tent blown in the water during same storm. Having trees fall around you is certainly a frightening experience.

Anyone hear what lake this occurred on?

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Jester,

Just curious, was that a perfectly healthy tree?

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The tragic accident occurred on an island campsite on Three Mile Lake - just south of the Kiosk access and east of North Tea & Manitou Lakes.

Weird, when you look at the APP canoe routes maps it notes an area on the eastern shore of N. Tea Lake where a tornado knocked down a swath of trees in the 70's or 80's. This accident occurred what looks like a kilometre or two east of that spot.


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