Joi Electra is a professional practicing artist from the Grand Marais area. She has been offering Painting Adventures all summer long. On Saturday she has been coming up the Gunflint Trail and stops at various places to paint. Today she and her student were up here at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, they choose to paint at my favorite lunch spot.
I had the privilege to meet Pastor Ham Muus who was one of the founders of Wilderness Canoe Base. He bought the land from Eve & Russell Blankenburg in 1954. Cheryl Hedstrom Dailey also stopped in today to drop off some placemats that she made with photos which she had taken back in 1964 or 65 of Seagull Lake. Cheryl’s family owned End of the Trail Lodge from 1946 to 1965. Cheryl told me a story today about how her and her sister Lee had to do various jobs at the resort. In the wintertime they would put up ice for the guests that would stay at the resort in the summer months. Not a favorite job for Lee was to go around and deliver the ice to the guests staying with them. Cheryl and her sister Lee have donated various items to be sold in our gift shop at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. That is what I love about Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center I get to meet such nice and interesting people every day. Some made the Gunflint Trail their home for so many years and some are just passing through for a quick visit.