Bent Paddle Brewery in Duluth is the site Oct. 28 for a free evening program by Ely-based explorer Paul Schurke, who will talk about his canoe trek in the Amazon on the infamous River of Doubt in Brazil.

The event will be at the outside venue at the brewery, 1832 W. Michigan St., so dress for the weather. Doors open at 6 p.m., with live music. The program starts at 7 p.m. While the event is free, a free-will donation to the St. Louis River Alliance would be appreciated. Attendees are asked to wear masks and bring chairs.

The event is sponsored by the St. Louis River Alliance and the Duluth Explorers Club, for which this is the first in-person event since the pandemic set in.

In 2014, a century after Theodore Roosevelt’s famous journey in the Amazon jungle, a trip that nearly killed the former president, Schurke and Dave Freeman retraced Roosevelt’s adventure. They encountered native tribes, some of which have had little or no contact with outsiders, as well as a jungle teeming with monkeys, jaguars, crocodiles, macaws, toucans, snakes, beautiful butterflies and a river with about 2,000 species of fish.

Newsletter signup for email alerts