Category Archives: Grand River

Lansing to Grand Ledge

Tom writes . . . Lansing, Michigan to the Nifty Town of Grand Ledge, Michigan, October 18, 2016 We put the boat in the water just below Lansing’s substantial dam. Foamy water with some sort of sewer smell. Lansing is … Continue reading

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Grandma Verschoor’s Chili Sauce (a slice of life along the Grand River circa 1935)

(Weather, work, and travel – in short, life – have kept us off the river for a month now.  We hope to get out on the Grand at least once more before the snow flies and will renew our quest … Continue reading

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Sept 8: The Grand in Lansing

Joe Writes . . .  I recently observed that Jackson, MI, had not taken advantage of the river flowing through its heart.  Today I scouted the Grand in downtown Lansing, in preparation for an upcoming paddle, and it appears that Lansing … Continue reading

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Sept 5: How Way Leads On To Way

Joe Writes . . . I will remember the summer of 2016 as the summer of the canoe.  It’s sort of funny how this whole thing started, this idea to canoe the length of the Grand.  It’s funny, too, how … Continue reading

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A Brief Photo Essay: the source and the terminus

The Grand near its source in Liberty Township, Jackson County.  With firm footing, a good high school long jumper could clear its width . . .  . . . contrast with the Grand at its mouth, where it empties into … Continue reading

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August 26: Sharp Park to Downtown Jackson

Joe Writes . . .  We canoed for 5 hours yesterday and never saw another soul out on the water, at least not until we woke a homeless guy sleeping under a bridge as we approached downtown Jackson.  I’m pretty … Continue reading

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August 19, 2016: Approaching Jackson

Tom writes . . .  We made it from Vandercook Lake all the way to the city limit of the city of Jackson, Michigan. The river flows generally northward in this section, but still is very twisty. The river is … Continue reading

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