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Paddle Relay / Mackinaw to Presque Isle / Benefiting The Alliance for the Great Lakes

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BENEFITING: Alliance for the Great Lakes

EVENT: Paddle Relay Around Lower Michigan

EVENT DATE: Jul 19, 2015

Danielle Steffey

THE STORY:

The Charity

The Alliance is the oldest Great Lakes organization devoted 100 percent to the lakes. Our professional staff works with scientists, policymakers, businesses, community groups and everyday citizens to protect and restore the world’s largest surface freshwater resource.

From forging forward-looking Great Lakes policies to promoting Great Lakes education to on-the-ground efforts to improve thousands of miles of Great Lakes shoreline, we’ve been out front and behind the scenes caring for the lakes since 1970.

The Segment

Mackinaw City to Presque Isle is going to be one amazing segment.  The two teams will likely come together on the transition day to paddle under the bridge together.   From there,  it is about a 17 mile shot through the Mackinaw Straights to Cheboygan.   If the predominant Northwest winds are blowing, this should be a very fun run.

Starting fresh in Cheboygan it will be a fun cruise around Duncan Bay then out around Chebooygan Point and Lighthouse Point and then heading mostly east across Grass Bay.    Following Grass Bay the shoreline starts to turn South moving down toward Hammond Bay.

Throughout this segment there is sure to be some amazing sights, starting of course with the Bridge, but not to discount  Mackinaw and Bois Blanc Islands,  and some surely impressive freighter views.   As the group moves south toward Rogers City they’ll pass the worlds largest limestone quarry.

This segment around the top of the Mitt may provide the most varied experience of all the segments.   With bridges, lighthouses, forests, wetlands, limestone quarries, and freighters this segment will not disappoint.

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