A photo of a recent grounding in my home waterway, Lake Kabetogama, Voyageurs Naational Park, Minnesota/Ontario border.
Two interesting facets to this story: 1. The boater was intensely studying his gps when he grounded (bouldered). 2. The rescuer is a 91 year old local resident who used a combination of timbers and jacks and was able to remove the boat which apparantly had no significant damage. When a passerby warned him to be careful on those slippery rocks he replied that if he falls he doesn't have enough weight behind him to do any damage to himself. (He's still an active fishing guide but considering retiring soon!).I thought this story's combination of an inexperienced person's reliance on a piece of technical equipment without a proper understanding of it's proper use and limitations contrasted with an old-timer's self reliance and old time ingenuity might be of interest. Minnesota:" The Land of 10,000 Lakes, 10 million aluminum boats, and untold numbers of rookie captains".