By: Tom Bamonte
Stephen Brede, a resident of Petosky, Michigan is embarked on a circumnavigation of Lake Michigan. He is currently in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is paddling in a counter-clockwise direction. You can follow his progress here. Last summer Stephen circumnavigated Lake Huron, so he is clearly bitten by the long distance paddling bug.
Chicago's own Tom Heineman circumnavigated Lake Michigan a few years ago. Tom has offered to host Stephen when he arrives in Chicago. No doubt Tom will inform him that the only proper way to circumnavigate Lake Michigan is in a clockwise manner.