• In the late 1970s, legislation to ban motors from canoe country in Minnesota was a controversial issue.

Boundary Waters Conservation Alliance

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

  • Wilderness advocates wanted the motors out, and many outfitters and resort owners perceived a threat to their businesses. Feelings ran high on both sides, although wilderness supporters won in the end. Note that the canoe in this flyer is a square-stern model with a motor attached, so there is little doubt which side the underwriters of the material were on.
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  • ca. 1970s
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