Stand Up For Great Lakes


Protecting, Educating and Standing Up for all Great Lakes

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About

It all started as a dream to cross Lake Michigan. Once that mission was completed, we soon realized the impact we could make on not only the Great Lakes but all rivers, lakes and streams. Our goal is to cross each Great Lake by stand up paddle board while raising funds/ awareness for this amazing natural resource.  We also hope to educate, protect and advocate. We are a non profit charity that would love your support.

But why put in all the effort and energy?

It boils down to three reasons.

 

The Great Lakes are the

largest

collection of fresh water in the world.

Help Keep the Great Lakes Awesome

Paddling Across

Lake Superior

We just announced our next crossing will be Lake Superior, July 2018! The coldest, deepest, and biggest of all the Great Lakes. More details on route and crossing window will be announced soon.

The first French explorers approaching the great inland sea by way of the Ottawa River and Lake Huron referred to their discovery as le lac superieur. Properly translated, the expression means “Upper Lake,” that is, the lake above Lake Huron. Kitchi-gummi, a Chippewa Indian translation, signifies Great-water or Great-lake. A Jesuit name, Lac Tracy, was never officially adopted.

With your help, we can make a huge difference in preserving this amazing natural resource that we call home!!! All money raised will be donated to the The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society to help with their on-going underwater research. They operate the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, and the Historic Weather Bureau Building in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan.

The society for was founded in 1978 by a group of divers, teachers, and educators to commence exploration of historic shipwrecks in eastern Lake Superior

 

Donate here for funds to go directly to The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society




 

 

Explore and Protect

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

Paddled Across

Lake Huron

In June of 2017 we crossed Lake HURON! It was a 90-mile paddle across the second largest Great Lake. It took us over 28 hours to complete and we raised over seven thousand dollars to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, headquartered in Alpena, Michigan,

Lake Huron’s cold, fresh water preserves many of these shipwrecks intact and in water depths ranging from a few inches to over 200 feet, making the sanctuary a popular tourist destination for divers, snorkelers and paddlers.

Help Preserve

Our Shipwrecks

Our Generous

Sponsors

Help Keep This Playground

Pristine

Who's On

The Team

Rich in History. Stunningly Beautiful.

 

A Vital Watershed

Keep Up With the Latest

News

Lake Huron Crossing Complete!

After two years of planning and a 90-mile journey across Lake Huron, we can finally say we did it! Paddlers on the trip were Joe Lorenz, Kwin Morris, and Jeff Guy. The trip started at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan and ended in Tobermory, Ontario at the Fathom Five National Park. […]

We Crossed The Straits!

A group of Cherryland Middle School 8th grade students, along with SUFGL, successfully crossed the Mackinaw Straits, April 22nd. The paddle took us just under two hours. Gordie Lafontaine and Kadin Patterson were the students and raised just over four thousand dollars! With currents exceeding Niagra Falls and water temps below 40 degrees, training and […]

Group set to cross Straits with students

In late April, a group of Cherryland Middle School 8th grade students will attempt to cross the Straits of Mackinac by stand-up paddleboard. It all began with Cherryland Middle School’s (Elk Rapids Public Schools) International Baccalaureate 8th Grade Community Project program. Students Gordie Lafontaine and Kadin Patterson were inspired by their science teacher Kwin Morris’ […]

Torch Lake Post 4th Clean-up!

We are one week away from our Torch Lake Clean-Up. We are so humbled by the support of the community. It just shows how much people care about protecting this vital resource. Be at the DNR Boat launch at 9AM July 5th! If you cannot make the clean-up and want to contribute to the team, […]


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