Great Lakes Journey: Exploring the Heritage Coast

Great Lakes Journey: Exploring the Heritage Coast

by Gary McGuffin, Joanie McGuffin
     
 

The McGuffins share with readers the magnificent beauty of the Great Lakes Heritage Coast

The Great Lakes Heritage Coast is an area that includes 1.1 million hectares of coastline along the north shore of Lake Superior and into Georgian Bay that has been recognized by the Ontario Government as a natural resource to be preserved and protected. As champions

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The McGuffins share with readers the magnificent beauty of the Great Lakes Heritage Coast

The Great Lakes Heritage Coast is an area that includes 1.1 million hectares of coastline along the north shore of Lake Superior and into Georgian Bay that has been recognized by the Ontario Government as a natural resource to be preserved and protected. As champions of Canada's wilderness, the McGuffins vowed to support this project and bring attention to the Heritage Coast by paddling the route and reporting on their adventure.

For three months in the summer of 2002, Gary, Joanie, their three-year-old daughter, Sila, and their Alaskan Malamute, Kalija, paddled the route. The 3,000-km trip from Thunder Bay to Port Severn took them into some of the most breathtaking wilderness Canada has to offer. Through their written narrative and more than a hundred vibrant full-colour photographs, the McGuffins share with readers the things that make this trip unforgettable: the awe-inspiring star-filled skies, the rich variety of flora and fauna, the warmth of campfires on cool nights, the morning sun reflecting off pristine lakes, and the majestic ancient trees that abound in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forest. This book is a tribute to that beauty.

About the Author: Gary and Joanie McGuffin have hiked the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail, scaled mountains in the Ecuadorian Andes, sea-kayaked Greenland's fjords, and cycled along Canada's most rugged northern trails. Their other books include Superior: Journeys on an Inland Sea, which won the 1996 Great Lakes Booksellers Award; Paddle Your Own Canoe; and the best-selling Where Rivers Run. Gary and Joanie liveon the shores of Lake Superior in Goulais River, Ontario.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780771055393
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date:
11/04/2003
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.65(d)

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