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Thursday, June 13th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Remembering Gordon Lightfoot: Sailor, voyager, legendary songwriter

Gordon Lightfoot, second from left, survived a dunking and temporary stranding when his canoe slammed into rocks while shooting a rapids on the South Nahanni River in Canada’s Northwest Territories in 1980. (Photo courtesy Gordon Lightfoot archives)

The audience packing Wausau’s Grand Theatre rose to its feet when Gordon Lightfoot took the stage at age 83 on June 15, 2022. The loud, sustained ovation seemed only natural, even though such honors usually occur at a concert’s end, not its start.

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