Traci Lynn Martin Is Back On The Water | Adventure Kayak Magazine | Rapid Media
News
Traci Lynn Martin carries a yellow kayak along the shore. http://www.justaroundthepointe.com/

Kayaker continues attempt to paddle Great Lakes despite two rescues

After two rescues and a 10-day delay, kayaker Traci Lynn Martin is back on the water in her attempt to paddle the Great Lakes.

On March 9, Martin set off on an 8,600-mile paddle around the five Great Lakes, hoping to smash the world record for the farthest documented non-stop paddling trip by a kayak in one year.

Traci Lynn Martin's intended route to paddle the Great Lakes with a kayak.

Discover the trip of a lifetime with the Rapid Media Paddling Trip Guide

On March 24, the Huron County Sherriff’s Office received a call about a missing kayaker. Martin was located and returned to shore.

A second distress call from Martin was received on March 27—she was 20 miles from Lake Huron’s shore and surrounded by ice. According to Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson, Martin was treated on the scene and refused further treatment.

Traci Lynn Martin paddles a yellow kayak on the ocean.

In the event of a third distress call, Hanson warns Martin’s kayak may be confiscated.

Martin’s adventure began on the southern tip of Lake Huron at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse and Beach Park in Michigan. The trip will finish at Lake Erie Metro Park in Brownstown Township, Michigan.

You can track Martin's adventure here: http://www.justaroundthepointe.com/

Related items

  • Jackson Kayak has changed its Rockstar series completely in the June 15, 2018 launch of the All-New Rockstar 4.0 freestyle kayak. With a complete overhaul of the hull shape, improved…

    Read more...

  • GEARLAB Athlete, Alex Martin,18 Years Of Age, Plans First Solo Circumnavigation Of Lake Winnipeg
    WINNIPEG, MANITOBA. June 13, 2018.  In just a few weeks, eighteen-year old Winnipeg kayaker and GEARLAB athlete Alex Martin will embark on a first of its kind solo expedition to circumnavigate Lake Winnipeg.…

    Read more...

  • We stopped for lunch on a Puget Sound beach full of oyster shells. Despite the fact I don’t really know how, I felt a strong desire to measure the thickness…

    Read more...

  • I learned to handroll in 1973 or 1974. At that point, at least around the Chattooga, it was a rare enough stunt my friends would often gather other people around…

    Read more...

  • Scott MacGregor, Publisher of Kayak Angler, speaks with Aaron Baldwin at the Charleston Outdoor Fest to get a closer look at his newest version of the Biyak fishing kayak. Baldwin has been…

    Read more...

  • Popular Articles

    Now on Newsstands

    Free Newsletter

    Join 100 000+ fellow paddlers! Get the latest paddling news and special offers delivered straight to your inbox.  

    CUSTOMER CARE
    FAQs

    CONTACT US
    1 (613) 706-0677
    Contacts