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]

Sea Kayaking and Whitewater: Roughing it With Scott Berry and Nigel Dennis

Apostles Islands and Nigel Denis

By Mary Fairchild What could be better than kayaking the Apostle Islands? Yup–having Nigel Dennis join you. In order to get better acquainted with rough water this year, I started to look for opportunities to get familiar with whitewater kayaking.  This past week, I opted to get out on Wisconsin’s Wolf River and follow Scott Berry, another expert in kayaking, for[Read more]