Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
Hosted by John Viehman, this video features episode ten from the first season of the award-winning PBS television series. In this installment, noted Canadian canoeists Michael Peake and Geoffrey Peake team up with host Viehman and his brother, Tom, for a canoe tour of part of the region frequented in the 18th and 19th centuries by French-Canadian canoemen called "voyageurs." These voyageurs hauled valuable beaver pelts in fragile birch bark canoes, shuttling approximately 3,000 miles between Montreal and trading posts scattered all over the far north. They endured many dangers, but crossing stormy Lake Superior was often the toughest part of the journey. The Anyplace Wild crew paddles in a 36-foot replica canoe.
adventurer, wilderness, outdoors, wildlife, natural-history, canoe, Great-Lakes, waterway