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Throwback Thursday: Photo tour of Hecla Island

  • Oct 21, 2015
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Five years ago, writer Michael Kapral and photographer Thomas Fricke visited Hecla Island, Man., to chronicle the island as experienced at a child’s pace (read the story here). Perhaps best known by area locals for its popular Lakeview Hecla Resort (formerly the Radisson Hecla Oasis Resort), Kapral and Fricke’s findings offered a glimpse into the lives of those who call the island home and the many ecological experiences on offer in the park. Among the locals they met was Maxine Ingalls, a descendant of the island’s original Icelandic settlers.

Maxine is a wealth of knowledge with respect to the island’s history and the pioneers that settled it. Last month I had the good fortune of meeting with her for a walking tour of Hecla Village. Here are some of the stories she shared and photos I captured of the village and surrounding area, shedding some light on the island’s history from 1875 to present day.

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