Lake Superior Environmental Expedition 1999
by Don Dimond
In 1998, a paddler by the name of Kevin Geshel from Michigan was unsuccessful in crossing Lake Superior to raise awareness of the environmental challenges facing Lake Superior such as the attempt by the Canadian Nova Group to pump 600 million liters of water out of Superior for export to Asia.
After the plan was stopped by public outcry, the Nova Group has gone to court so they can start pumping operations. A group of sea kayakers will cross from Thunder Bay Ontario to Isle Royale and then attempt a forty-seven mile crossing to the Keweenaw peninsula. This group will include three members from TCSKA: Chad Brey, Don Dimond and Rob Tull.