Lake Huron Crossing

Kwin Morris, Joe Lorenz and Jeff Guy—founders of the Traverse City nonprofit Stand Up for Great Lakes—will attempt to cross Lake Huron, from Michigan to Canada, by standup paddleboard to raise money for Alpena’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the only freshwater national sanctuary in the world.

Crossing nearly 90 miles of open water is no small task. Guy, Lorenz and Morris are experienced paddleboarders and have been engaged in water-based activities for years. They are all physically fit and have been training and preparing for the crossing all winter. For safety, they will not be alone on the lake; the group will have a support boat shadowing them at all times along with wearing proper gear such as dry suits, leashes, and PFDs.

Lake Huron is crossed by sail countless times each year. But so far, no SUPs have attempted. The team’s departure window is June 13–June 22, as soon as there is calm weather.


  • Mary Winowiecki
    • $50 
    • 7 yrs


Kwin Morris
Bates, MI

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