Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Beaver Drops in for Lunch!
A 1966 Dehavilland Turbo Beaver unexpectedly dropped in at lunchtime much to the delight of guests and staff. Don't get any ideas! These were MNR people, and they are the only ones permitted to land on our lakes.
The Turbo Beaver is the quentessential Canadian bush plane mostly used for cargo and passenger hauling and crop dusting. The Beaver (all Dehavilland planes are named after animals, this one in particular named after the hard working beaver) was designed for flight in rugged and remote areas that are accesssible only by canoe or foot.
You will notice this particular plane docked at the Smoke Lake Hangar before turning onto the Arowhon Road. It's a vital part of the emergency response system in Algonquin Park.