Two Harbors, Minnesota: Pierre the Pantsless Voyageur Team Field Report

Earthwood Inn

933 Stanley Rd, Two Harbors, MN
Outside the Earthwood Inn. Southwest of town around 1.5 miles on Hwy 61, then turn left (east) onto Stanley Rd.
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Pierre the Voyageur.

Pierre the Pantsless Voyageur

A giant canoe-paddler statue recalls a time when French explorers navigated the wilderness waterways. Without pants. Report... [12/23/2008]

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Pierre the Pantsless Voyageur

Pierre has lost his arm and gained a sling. His arm is lying next to him on the ground, as is his paddle. You can still take your picture in the canoe.

[Ardith, 06/08/2017]

No pants for Pierre.

Pierre the Pantsless Voyageur

The "no pants" appearance of the statue is historically accurate. According to an exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Center in Ontario, voyageurs wore a long sleeved (usually blue) woolen shirt with large buttons, a pair of deerskin leggings that ended just above their knees, and a breech cloth around their waist. To "dress up" their attire, the voyageurs tied a brightly colored sash around their waist. On their heads, they wore a red woolen toque.

[L Judy, 08/24/2015]

The Voyageur.

The Voyageur

Tall fiberglass Voyageur statue stands next to a fiberglass canoe. You can enter the canoe for photo ops. There is a 5-minute audio reel that talks about the voyageurs in northern Minnesota. Illuminated at night, and his eyes light up red. Especially scary during a snow storm, I'm told.

[Shawn Poulter, 07/18/2015]


Pantsless Voyageur Statue

Once a forlorn pantless statue in front of an old motel, he's now standing proud in front of a local car dealer, complete with a new paddle, canoe, and lights to guide his way at night. But, alas, he still has no pants! The owners claim he's wearing "tights," but I think not.

[Eve Schrank, 09/27/2013]

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Rocky Taconite, Silver Bay, MN - 29 mi.

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