Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mississippi Canoeing Adventure

The Mississippi river at Lake Itaska
(Photo: Christine Karim/Wikipedia)
Englishman Kevin Brady has just finished an unusual fund raiser: Paddling down the mighty Mississippi river for 2,000 miles (about 3,219 km).

The 30 year old started the 146 day canoeing trip in Lake Itasca (northern Minnesota) on September 15th and finished not far from Venice (Louisiana) in the Gulf of Mexico on February 8th.

Man triumphs in Mississippi paddle « Shropshire Star Sun, 09 Feb 2014 09:30:17 GMT
A British adventurer has finished a mammoth charity canoe after paddling more than 2,000 miles solo down the Mississippi River. Kevin Brady had only one weekend on the River Wye to prepare for his epic paddle. Tweet.
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A very detailed diary about Kevins adventure can be found here:

Here's a list of further resources about canoeing the Mississippi river:

The First Hundred Miles are the Longest

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Author:John Shaffer
Manufacturer:River Dog Publishing
In the summer of 2002, John Shaffer, his dog Shoba, and his father Terry set out in two canoes to paddle the length of the Mississippi River. The trio paddled through intense weather conditions, met all sorts of interesting river people, and learned ...
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Down the Mississippi

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When CNN citizen journalist Neal Moore slid his canoe into the headwaters of the Mississippi River to begin a 2,300-mile odyssey across the midsection of the United States, he was acutely aware of another American who filled his tales with what he sa ...
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Canoeing Mississippi

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Author:Ernest Herndon
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Offering lively currents, big woods, abundant wildlife, and plenty of solitude, the great number and variety of Mississippi's waterways debunk the stereotype of muddy, stagnant sloughs harboring clouds of mosquitoes and swarms of snakes. Outsiders-an ...
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