Barely There

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February 1, 2009
If not for the dawn appearance of the bear, which came loping toward Maem Slater-Enns and her then six-month-old daughter as they sat contemplating the water, the Enns family might still be residing in tents at their remote island summer home on Shoal Lake, which straddles the borders of Manitoba and Ontario. Read Full Article
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  A series of reclaimed-wood-clad structures make a family compound on a 24-acre island on Shoal Lake.  Photo by: Thomas Fricke
    A series of reclaimed-wood-clad structures make a family compound on a 24-acre island on Shoal Lake.

    Photo by: Thomas Fricke

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  In the dining and cooking pavilion some creature comforts, like Karim Rashid Oh chairs, a stove, and a dining table made of a felled tree propped on sawhorses, do exist.  Photo by: Thomas FrickeCourtesy of: � Thomas Fricke/Corbis
    In the dining and cooking pavilion some creature comforts, like Karim Rashid Oh chairs, a stove, and a dining table made of a felled tree propped on sawhorses, do exist.

    Photo by: Thomas Fricke

    Courtesy of: � Thomas Fricke/Corbis

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  The exterior is clad in an elegant mish-mash of cedar, plywood, glass, and fiberglass panels.  Photo by: Thomas Fricke
    The exterior is clad in an elegant mish-mash of cedar, plywood, glass, and fiberglass panels.

    Photo by: Thomas Fricke

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  Near the Enns’ encampment, Sara Enns and friends enjoy a lakeside fire.  Photo by: Thomas Fricke
    Near the Enns’ encampment, Sara Enns and friends enjoy a lakeside fire.

    Photo by: Thomas Fricke

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  The eating and sleeping quarters have settled easily onto the shores of Shoal Lake.  Photo by: Thomas Fricke
    The eating and sleeping quarters have settled easily onto the shores of Shoal Lake.

    Photo by: Thomas Fricke

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