Paddlers fined for paddling the Northwest Passage

Surprised it hasn’t shown up here. Maybe an old story?

WestCoastPaddlers has a thread where they are dissecting this. Here are some articles on this from there:

Well, in defense of the paddlers, there is a large sign near the put in that says “Fine for padding”. I suppose they hoped for an optimistic interpretation…

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Humpty Dumpty (Through the Looking Glass)


I breathed a sigh of relief that they were not charged with lewd acts upon wildlife.