Monthly Archives: September 2017

Walk a Mile in Our Shoes

Back to the Source – Foot Paddling September 29, 2017 Tom Writes . . .  Downstream from the Liberty Millpond Dam On July 24, 2016 (last year), we started this adventure at the Liberty Millpond Dam, near Grand Lake, the … Continue reading

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The Grand and the Betsie: Two Different Rivers

Joe Writes . . .  I recently stopped at an old friend’s cabin on the Betsie River in northern Michigan, not far from (as my brother might say) the nifty Lake Michigan town of Frankfort. I had not been at … Continue reading

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Invasive Mussels on the Grand River

Tom Writes . . . During our last trip on the river (Monday September 11 – we already wrote about it), I forgot to write about the mussel shells. When we portaged around Moore’s Dam, and put back in, we … Continue reading

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Lansing: the Industrial Side of the Grand

We paddled through the city of Lansing, Michigan, our state capital, right in the center of the lower part of our state, from Grand River Park to the Lansing Northern Dam. Continue reading

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On Langston Hughes, Van Morrison and Writing

Joe Writes . . . River’s gonna take you where it wants you to go: can’t tell the wind not to howl or the river not to flow. I have been thinking of writing a piece on the river in … Continue reading

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Dimondale to Grand River Park in Lansing

Sept 1, 2017 from Chicago by Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967) Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders: Joe Writes . … Continue reading

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