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Passport in Time (PIT) is a volunteer archaeology and

8/23/08 – Passport in Time (PIT) is a volunteer archaeology and historic preservation program of the USDA Forest Service (FS). PIT volunteers work with professional FS archaeologists and historians on national forests throughout the U.S. on such diverse activities as archaeological survey and excavation, rock art restoration, survey, archival research, historic structure restoration, oral history gathering, and analysis and curation of artifacts. The FS professional staff of archaeologists and historians will be your hosts, guides, and co-workers.
On September 8-12; 15-19, 2008, come help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the CCC at the historic CCC-constructed guard cabin at the Sawbill Lake Guard Station. Set above the shores of scenic Sawbill Lake, the NRHP-eligible guard station is a testament to the days of remote station work carried out by Forest Guards. The CCC boys at Sawbill Camp F-10 constructed the log cabin with saddle-notching for the Superior National Forest circa 1936 using the standard Forest Service plans. The cabin remains in use by the Superior National Forest to house seasonal wilderness crews. With your help, we will restore the windows this year, by removing old caulking, cleaning and replacing broken panes, re-caulking, and repainting the frames.
Number of openings: 10
Special skills: Carpentry and painting experience helpful but not required
Minimum age: 15 years old; under 18 with a responsible adult
Facilities: Free camping for the volunteers at Sawbill Campground, adjacent to the guard station, pit toilets, potable water; general store, showers; hotel facilities available along the North Shore of Lake Superior near Tofte
Nearest towns: Tofte, 20 miles; Grand Marais, 47 miles
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