Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Paddling social to be Wednesday, Apr. 28

HOUGHTON -- The second paddle social of the season will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Wednesday, Apr. 28. The event is open to anyone who enjoys paddling.

Kayaking on the Portage. (Photo © and courtesy Greg Maino at http://www.juskuz.com/)

"The plan is to meet at the boat launch at the south entry to the portage canal," said Keweenaw Paddling Club's Greg Maino. "From there we will paddle out into Lake Superior and around past the two lighthouses to the old Jacobsville quarry."

To get to the boat launch, head south out of Houghton on U.S. 41; then turn left on either North Entry Road or Portage Entry Road. North Entry Road will appear first, and if you turn here just stay right until you get to the boat launch. Portage Entry Road appears a little later, and if you turn here you will need to turn left at T-intersection.

The plan is to meet at 7 p.m. and be back to the boat launch by 9 p.m.

On the Keweenaw Paddling Club's website -- www.keweenawpaddlingclub.com -- there is an event list located under the "photos" on the main page. This is where the club's weekly meetings will be posted in the future. At this time events will continue on the current every-other-week schedule. As the water/air warms up the group will move to weekly events.

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