Canoeing In Michigan


Manistee River in Michigan

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The Manistee River in the U.S. state of Michigan, runs approximately 232 miles through the northern Lower Peninsula, through the villages of Sharon, Smithville, Mesick, and enters Lake Michigan at Manistee. It is considered, like the nearby Au Sable River, to be one of the best trout fisheries east of the Rockies. The river rises in the sand hills in southeastern Antrim County, on the border with Otsego County, about six miles southeast of the town of Alba. These deep glacial sands provide it with a remarkably stable flow of clean cold water year round, making it a popular river for fishing as well as canoeing. Over the course of its length, it drops in elevation from around 1300 feet to 582 feet, with an average stream gradient of about 2.9 feet per mile.

Trip - Bill's Birthday 2006
Date: August 27, 2006
Start: Cameron Bridge
Finish: Long's Canoe Livery
Miles: 15
With: Leslie & William Eubank

Leslie takes a hand as the motor.

A beautiful clear river.

We stopped for lunch and had a Subway that we brought along.

Just after this lunch we tipped over, getting the camera wet. Surprisingly, after four days it dried
out and is now working just fine.


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