International Sea Kayak Guide Snubs Registered Maine Guides: American Canoe Association’s Cover-up

Maine

By Mary Fairchild(updated 12/02/2015) This was my favorite play area from my 2011 guided Coastal Maine trip (2011 report). The sea kayaking community needs, perhaps most of all, to guard against any shift from safety to one of recognition and getting paid.  Known as “Ocean Camp Maine,” my second guided trip[Read more]

Kayaking the Apostle Islands: Kennedys, Native Americans, Religion, and Myth

Apostle Islands

By Mary Fairchild Paddling around Eagle Island, 2009; the island is protected by Critical Species Natural Area. Last fall, on September 24th, Chequamegon Bay JFK Day marked Kennedy’s visit to the Apostle Islands area thirty years ago (Sept. 24, 1963).  Chequamegon was applied to the region by traders and missionaries which derives from a Chippewa(Ojibwe) word,[Read more]

Ladies of the Lake Sea Kayak Symposium: Details, Details, Details

Ladies of the Lake

By Mary Fairchild Can you feel the energy in this picture?  That’s how our two days looked–everyone was beaming and having a lot of fun.  Flickr Pictures Coach Bonnie Perry psyching up our group(above) before we head to the lake on our first day of training at the  Ladies of the[Read more]