Demolition experts have already torn down enough of the old dam that water is no longer flowing over the top. Photo: Karen Schaefer.

Water over the dam

In Cuyahoga Falls, two dams on the Cuyahoga River are coming down at no cost to the city. State officials say that will improve water quality and habitat for aquatic species, while city officials look forward to new opportunities for white-water kayaking and riverside development.

Injury suspends Minnesota kayaker’s trip around the Great Lakes

By Jeff Gillies,
Great Lakes Echo
May 29, 2009

Bryan Hansel, who began an attempt in early May to paddle a kayak around all five Great Lakes, has suspended his trip to deal with tendon problems in his forearms. He made the announcement on his Web site, Around the Great Lakes. In the meantime, those still hungry for Great Lakes circumnavigations can fill up on Loreen Niewenhuis’s walk around Lake Michigan and Hannah Williams and Matt Abbotts’ kayak trip around Lake Superior.