Paddle Forward

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6:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Paddle Forward Pushes Into Final Days of Mississippi Expedition

Paddle Forward took on new crew member for final stretch. Her name is Winnibigoshish Helena Barge - Winnie for short.

Next week, eleven explorers paddling the Mississippi River should arrive in New Orleans. Our virtual guide, Martha Brummitt says Paddle Forward has taken on a new member.

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6:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Paddle Forward Crew Pushes into State of Mississippi

Rain and wind close in on Paddle Forward. Crew members Eric Immler and Martha Brummitt secure on of their tents.

Eleven explorers paddling five canoes down the Mississippi River are coming ever closer to their goal. Our virtual guide Martha Brummitt checks in as tje Paddle Forward crew approaches the state of Mississippi.

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6:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Seven Weeks In - Paddle Forward Presses Closer to Destination

Martha Brummitt organizes provisions at Big Muddy Mike's base camp.

Eleven explorers – carrying the name Paddle Forward -- have pushed beyond their seventh week on the Mississippi River. Martha Brummitt provides our weekly update.


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6:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Paddle Forward Mississippi Expedition Pushes Beyond Halfway Mark

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Paddle Forward is pushing nicely into the second half of its canoe cruise down the Mississippi River. We catch up with Martha Brummitt south of Clarksville, Missouri.

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6:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Half Way Mark Achieved - Paddle Forward Mississippi River Expedition

An 11-member expedition – called Paddle Forward - has reached the half way mark in its 10-week canoe trip down the Mississippi River. We check in with one member, Martha Brummitt.

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6:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Four Weeks In - Whitefish Bay Native Shares Paddle Forward Progress

Winona Minnesota resident introduced Paddle Forward crew to Latsch Island Boathouse Community. It dates back over a century.

Eleven-member Mississippi River expedition - Paddle Forward - has covered four weeks of its 2300 mile journey.  Whitefish Bay native Martha Brummitt brings us up to speed.

Brummitt says an average day on the river can add up to 11 hours of paddling. Sometimes, such as earlier this week, the team sets out well before dawn because of the weather forecast.

“We knew that the next day was going to be really windy, so we woke up at 3 in the morning and paddled starting at about 4 o’clock.”

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7:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Three Weeks In - Whitefish Bay Native Shares Paddle Forward Progress

Lunch break

Eleven people continue to paddle the length of the Mississippi. One – a Whitefish Bay native – provides a Paddle Forward update.

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6:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Two Weeks In - Whitefish Bay Native Shares Paddle Forward Progress

Three hikers (left) share campfire and stories with Paddle Forward crew at Belle Prairie County Park in Minnesota.
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Matha Brummitt talks about second week paddling the Mississippi.

Today is day sixteen of a 10-week canoe expedition the length of the Mississippi River. We check in.

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6:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

One Week In - Whitefish Bay Native Shares Paddle Forward Progress

Nine days ago, five canoes launched from the northern shores of the Mississippi River. We catch up with one of the paddlers – a Whitefish Bay native - as they navigate along the river.

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4:00 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Whitefish Bay Paddler Part of Team Taking on the Mississippi

This morning five sleek canoes slipped into Lake Itasca, the headwaters of the Mississippi. A member of the crew paddling the length of the river is a Whitefish Bay native.

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