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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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Magic Sky: Counting Cranes Before the Storm

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Last night turned out to be a magical evening. I spent it counting sandhill cranes, having joined Michigan Audubon’s conservation director Tom Funke for the annual statewide crane count. What began as a typical grey Michigan afternoon with high winds, … Continue reading

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Gallery: Wooden canoe gathering on the AuSable River

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When members of the Wooden Heritage Canoe Association got together on the AuSable River near Grayling Michigan recently, their boats spoke to the timelessness of wood, beauty and good design. All photos Copyright © 2012 Howard Meyerson

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Craig Lake State Park Photo Gallery

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Craig Lake State Park in the west-central portion of  Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,  is referred to as one of the state’s most remote state parks. It is popular with day trippers, but far fewer come to canoe, camp and explore. All … Continue reading

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Give It Your All

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The 65th annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon was held last weekend. Here are some shots from the sprints held the day before to determine starting position. The sprints are essentially time trials where teams have to paddle downstream then turn … Continue reading

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Messin’ Round in Boats: WMCKA 2012 Sea Kayak Symposium

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There is little to beat a nice weekend with friends all messin’ round in boats. These images are from the 23rd annual Sea Kayak Symposium hosted by the West Michigan Coastal Kayaker’s Association over Memorial Day weekend. The festivities took … Continue reading

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Friday Fishin’ Pics: Trout on the Muskegon River

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Fly fishing on the Muskegon River is always a good time. It’s big water with a great population of brown trout, rainbows and steelhead.  I joined Phil Cusey, a Grand Rapids fishing guide and friend, for  this delightful day. Drew, … Continue reading

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