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Writer to retrace 19th century explorer's route on Great Lakes canoe trip

Jun 19, 2018

Steve Lehto is retracing Douglass Houghton's 19th century excursion through the Great Lakes.
Credit Peder Toftegaard Olsen

Plenty of us will be enjoying the water and exploring the outdoors in Michigan this summer.

But writer, broadcaster, and attorney Steve Lehto is taking these sorts of adventures to a new level.

This July, Lehto will be taking a 1,200-mile motorized canoe trip from Duluth to Detroit via Sault Ste. Marie. He is retracing the path of famous Michigan explorer Douglass Houghton in the 1830s and 1840s.

Listen above to hear more about Douglass Houghton's journey, and why Lehto is retracing his path through the Great Lakes.

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