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Woods, water & worse/Jim Junttila

Fun, fish and fog at Longest Day

June 26, 2009
By Jim Junttila

"What's radar spelled backwards?" Summer Solstice asked Capt. Jim Vivian III as he pulled the sleek 40-foot Chris Craft Roamer away from the Copper Harbor Marina at 5:45 a.m., immediately disappearing into fog thick enough to hide a 1,000-foot lake freighter. Her question was well-founded: You couldn't see a thing except the green glow of the radar screen as we idled cautiously down the harbor and felt the welcoming slap of Lake Superior waves against the hull. We were enveloped, even the lighthouse was shrouded. The only sound was the foghorn.



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