One week ago we were camped on Pie Island in Thunder Bay. Now we are on Vein Island in Nipigon Bay. It's hard to imagine we are now 100 miles further along on our journey. But we still have so many more miles to go.
The first night this week we paddled into Silver Islet. Silver Islet is a very small town on the southern tip of the Sibley Peninsula. It is now a vacation community, but over 100 years ago it was a mining town. In 1868, silver was discovered on a very small island just off the coast. It was only working for about 16 years, but they took $3.25 million worth of silver out of the ground! It was soon after that that the homes were changed from mining homes into vacation homes.