Tag Archives: Michigan

Official Grand River Expedition Cancelled; Neely Brothers Still Hope to Complete Their Quest This Year

Joe Reports . . .  Every ten years since 1990 an organized expedition to paddle the length of the Grand River has taken place, most recently under the auspices of Middle Grand River Organization of Watersheds.  That organization has announced … Continue reading

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To Dredge or Not to Dredge: What’s Best for the River?

Joe Writes . . .  Diogenes, call off your search. An honest man has been found. He’s Spring Lake Township Supervisor John Nash, who opposes a proposal to dredge a channel in the Grand River from Grand Rapids to Spring … Continue reading

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The Speech I Meant to Give

November 3, 2018 Joe Writes . . .  Last night there was a great event – Ignite Ann Arbor 11 – at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library. My speech didn’t go as planned but I am … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Uncertain on the Grand

Joe Writes . . .  Forgive us both for not writing of late. There has been a lot going on in our lives, and with winter approaching I am turning my attention to renovating a house near Dexter. Once finished … Continue reading

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Saranac to Lowell in Pictures

September 7, 2018 Water Temperature 70 F, Air Temperature 68 F Joe Writes . . .  For now I will simply post some photos from a great day on the river. I expect Tom will take up the slack and … Continue reading

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The Old Men and the River

August 16, 2018 – Ionia to Saranac, Michigan, 10 Miles 3.5 hours including lunch break Tom Writes . . .  CANOE and GRACEFUL never go together at our age. My brother Joe and I are cute as can be, and … Continue reading

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Ionia to Saranac

. . . or, All Hail the Mighty Fisherman August 24, 2018 Water Temp a steady 70 F, Air Temp 69 – 76 F Joe Writes . . .  I finally caught a fish on the Grand. Most trips I’ll … Continue reading

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Over the Dam, Through the Chute and Into Lyons

This and That Tuesday  July 24, 2018. Webber Dam to Lyons, MI. About 7 miles. Joe Writes . . .  We could call the stretch of the Grand River between Portland and Lyons ‘Bald Eagle Byway.’ We had numerous sightings … Continue reading

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On Chasing Girls and Movie Stars

A Slice of Life Along the Grand in the Off-Season (Hurray, Hurray: Paddling Begins Again Soon) Joe Writes . . .  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May God grant you  a first love to chase ’round the playground, a lifelong friend … Continue reading

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The River Heals

December 23, 2017 Joe Writes . . .  Happy Holidays to all who care about rivers, woods and water in Michigan and all over this land. Be vigilant; these are perilous times. I was recently gobsmacked by the realization that … Continue reading

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