Tag Archives: Canoes

Plenty of Places to Launch a Boat in Grand Rapids

By Howard Meyerson Summer days and boating go hand-in-hand. When temperatures climb and days get longer the urge to hit the water often grows strong. But where can you launch that runabout, sailboat, kayak or rowboat? Fortunately, Grand Rapids area … Continue reading

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A cold day in May paddling for wooden canoe enthusiasts

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It was a day of rain, sleet and snow. Winds were barreling down from the northwest, but that didn’t keep these intrepid paddlers from gathering as they do this time of year. Michigan chapter members of the Wooden Canoe Heritage … Continue reading

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Artisans Gone Wild: Creative living inspired by canoes

It’s been my privilege over the years to profile different artisans for publications. All have been exceptional and creative people, from wood carvers and bamboo rod builders to painters, canoe and kayak builders, fly tiers and decoy carvers. I’ve  enjoyed … Continue reading

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Wooden canoe gathering brings out beauty of bygone era

By Howard Meyerson Wood canoe enthusiasts from around the Great Lakes will be gathering in Lake City from Aug. 15-16 for a weekend of fun and festivities. For wood canoe lovers, it’s a show not to be missed. “We’re hoping … Continue reading

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A fine day for a paddle

           Today was one of those fun days. The weather cleared and I had the honor to hook up with the enthusiastic and skilled members of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association who gathered for a spring … Continue reading

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The romance of the courting canoe era is alive and well at Ken Kelly’s place

The lore and romance of early 20th Century wood and canvas canoes, and a modern-day man who collects them,  is the subject of a feature story by me in the newest issue of Canoeroots Magazine. It is called “The Canoe Collector.” … Continue reading

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Amazing Al Widing: The oldest guy in the AuSable River Canoe Marathon

By Howard Meyerson MIO – There is little to compare with the spectacle at the start of the annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon. Thousands of cheering fans line the river’s banks in downtown Grayling. Their collective din reaches a crescendo … Continue reading

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