View of Lake of the Woods from Flag Island, Minnesota. Camera updates every hour from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. File is sent via radiotelephone 35 miles to a receiver where it is transferred to the Internet and a server in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also a series of previous pictures, and links to other webcams.
Historic Fort St. Charles was restored in 1950. Pierre Gaultier De Verennes, Sieur De La Verendrye, an enterprising Canadian explorer and fur trader, lured into the wilderness by Indian tales of a great "Western Sea", established Fort St. Charles in the summer of 1732.
1998 MPR feature story. RealAudio and transcript.
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