Feeling Remote

Author: Stephen

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My last campsite at the park was at Cascade Falls. The weather report was calling for high winds to commence in the afternoon, and that’s where I was around 1 pm when the waves started picking up. A pair of waterfalls is visible from the water

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Island Time

Author: Ruth

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The island is one of an archipelago of almost 500 comprising the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. Created in 2007, the area encompasses all of the water, shoals and shoreline from Thunder Cape east to Bottle Point.

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Wind Bound

Author: Ruth

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“Say hi to Wilson, Jr.!”

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On the Rez

Author: Stephen

Pulled into the Grand Portage Marina Saturday afternoon, after a day paddling along the rocky coast through an ethereral fog. Beyond a hundred yards, everything was white, so I hugged the shore to keep my bearing. I lost my deck mounted compass a couple of days ago, and am now relying on my handheld, which [...]

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Your papers, please?

Author: Stephen

Pushed off from the Tettegouche State Park kayak camping site July 4, where I started last summer’s trip, headed north this time around. Ruth drove me from Petoskey a few days earlier, and after a night at motel in Ashland, Wisc., one of the myriad funky motels that hug the Great Lakes coast, we arrived [...]

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GLC_4520 News Review

Stephen Brede is half a lake from completing his goal of circumnavigating all of the Great Lakes in his canoe.

Brede returned Sunday, Sept. 7, to his Petoskey home from a trip paddling around the south shore of Lake Superior, which he started July 7, in Silver Bay, Minn. He finished at Brimley State Park in the eastern Upper Peninsula, near the St. Marys River. Over previous summers he has paddled around lakes Huron (2009), Michigan (2010), Erie (2012) and Ontario (2013).

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Hanging Around

Author: Stephen

Laying in the hammock under a mid afternoon rain, almost wishing I had pushed off this morning. The weather forecast called for a lot more than this. Yesterday was my first day on the water in two and a half days, and prior to that I’d only paddled about 25 miles in a week, having [...]

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Wind Break

Author: Ruth

Ready for action!

…now a succession of storms and wind has kept him pinned to the west shoulder of the peninsula that becomes Whitefish Point.

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Washburn Iron Works mural near Apostle Islands.

Fantastic Washburn Iron Works mural on the Bayfield Peninsula near the Apostle Islands. (We were walking around waiting for Stephen’s clothes to dry…yes, he does laundry when he can!)

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Big Bay Getaway

Author: Stephen

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I looked down at the islands and peninsulas off of Marquette. There were a couple of kayaks off in the distance, and seeing how small they were made me queasy.

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