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What's Inside May 2011

Features

  • The Castaway

    She really gets away from it all: six months every year at a remote island lighthouse on blustery Lake Superior—alone, naturally.

  • Hot Spot How-To

    Everything you need to know to build yourself a steamy hot cottage sauna.

  • A Happy Makeshift Vision

    Al Purdy’s A-frame in Prince Edward County is the most important literary cottage building in Canada. Or maybe that’s his outhouse.

  • Dash & Dine

    You survived the Friday night drive. Reward yourself with a delicious dinner that’s a cinch to prepare and a pleasure to serve.

  • Cottage Boating 2011

  • The Amazing (Non) Race

    A sunny day on the water and a rally like no other.

  • Honey, I Sunk The Boat

    Ten common mistakes and how to avoid them.

  • Floating Solutions

    Too many die on the water. Now we know why.

Departments

  • Waterfront

    Supersize it!; Big roadside attractions we’d like to see; Return of the Norisle; Are mosquitoes necessary?; New spring books; An unusual appetizer; Reporter; Watery crime scene investigator; Board game remix; Blue-green algae news; On assignment

  • Puttering

    Trucker's hitch; considering microhydro; how to remove a splinter; squeak-free stairs; spring tune-up for barbecues; grill wind screen; A better toilet roll hanger

  • Cottage Lore

    Lawyer v. Skunk: Our smelly guest refused to leave. Time for tactic No. 487.

  • Cottage Q&A

    Annoying, gross wood roaches; planting between patio stones; insulating the floor; septic tank disposal; are these hairballs?

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Where’s walleye?: It’s a busy spring of eating, spawning, and hiding in the dark.

  • Weekender

    Ready to get back on the water?

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