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I-75 isn’t the only road to scenic Michigan waterways

Remnants of a train ferry dock, St. Clair River, Port Huron, Mich.
Remnants of a train ferry dock, St. Clair River, Port Huron, Mich.

The waters of St. Clair County and the month of June — two things for years I have been saying people could do more to take advantage of for summer recreation.

On the Friday of the first week of this month, I took these sentiments to heart and kayaked 27 miles in St. Clair County, starting in Lake Huron and ending at Algonac State Park, journeying nearly the whole length of the St. Clair River.

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Industrial kayaking: A journey through metro Detroit’s hard core

The Edwin H. Gott, docked at Zug Island
The Edwin H. Gott, docked at Zug Island, July 13, 2015

How many times have I driven over the Rouge River on I-94, looking northward at that long, unnaturally straight, excessively manhandled stretch of the river, and thought, “What the hell is going on with this? How would someone get down there?”