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Paddling Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe: Amy Lukas & Mary Catterlin

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May 13, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Inland Seas Education Association
100 Dame St
Suttons Bay, MI United States
(231) 271-3077

Inland Seas Education Association welcomes Amy Lukas and Mary Catterlin, boat builders , for the May Seminar Series. They will speak about their experience paddling 1,200 of the 1,638 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline in a dugout canoe they built themselves. Their journey began in Beverly Shores, Indiana, the very south end of the lake and continued west and north for 93 days.

They only packed the essential camping and boating supplies as well as some extra gear for documenting the trip. Their boat was carved out of a cottonwood tree named Makeba. In the end the boat was 11’ in length and took 4 years to build. Join us to hear from Mary and Amy about their boat that “…went far beyond what is asked of any tree, she circumnavigated Lake Michigan. “

MyNorth covered their trip in this article on MyNorth.com, The Dugout Girls Take on Lake Michigan.