Man Canoes For Year From Kansas, Florida, New York Now Great Lakes
A man started in a canoe in Kansas City and headed south to Florida, then up through the east coast to New York, and is now heading to the straights of Mackinac.
What Is The Furthest You Have Canoed?
You don't hear much about canoeing these days since most people are using kayaks.
What is the furthest you have ever traveled in a canoe? When I was younger canoeing was a much bigger deal in Michigan. A friend and I would pack up a day's worth of food, and our fishing tackle, and head down the Shiawassee River from Holly to Fenton, Michigan.
As many times as my buddy Jeff and I made the trip from Holly to Fenton, we never ran into a soul. This was before cellphones so there was no one to call if something went wrong but it was a fun and exciting journey for a couple of teenage boys. The trip took a full day with fishing and swimming holes along the way but most people have canoed or kayaked for a day. Have you ever done it for a year straight?
A Man Has Been Canoeing For a Year
That map of canoeing looks a whole lot more impressive than the journey from my childhood that I spoke of above.
The man who goes by Abram started a year ago in Kansas City and has managed to canoe of variety of different rivers and lakes to get to the Mississippi River to make his way to the Gulf of Mexico. Abram took that around the state of Florida, up the east coast, and has worked his way from New York to the Great Lakes. You can get a much closer look at all the stops on his journey and even communicate with him here. Abram is currently in his Michigan-made Sawyer canoe and just past Oscoda on his way to the Straits of Mackinac.
I have a feeling Abram will not be done with his journey for a long time and you can follow him on that journey where he documents everything here.