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Stories and pictures from historic Clearwater Lodge on Minnesota's Gunflint Trail - A memorable access point to the eastern Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
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Historic Lodge Restoration

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:16am

With the 100 year anniversary of Clearwater as a business only a year away we thought it was time the main lodge got a face lift.  The lodge is 88 years old and its logs are covered in multiple layers of stain and thick paint and in need of cleaning.  The paint has begun to crack and flake leaving the logs exposed to the elements.  This exposure has also left some logs too rotten for simple refinishing; they need to be replaced.  We will be teaching ourselves how to do that this fall.  For now we have begun the long process of stripping, scraping, sanding and re-staining, we expect the whole process to take until next summer.  We will keep everybody updated to progress. 

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