2016 DATES : August 18, 27, September 17
TIME : 10:00am to 1:00pm
APPROX. DISTANCE : 13 km
A unique piece of Lake Erie history!
A great opportunity to see the ruins of a lighthouse that once played a critical role in Lake Erie marine navigation.
The stone portions of the tower and lightkeeper’s house are intact, but the roof, windows, doors, and any wooden structures are long gone.
The island and the lighthouse are now home to hundreds of seabirds throughout most of the year. Mohawk Island is a nationally-designated bird sanctuary.
This route is geared towards intermediate-to-experienced paddlers who are interested in open water crossings. We use sea kayaks equipped with spray skirts for this tour. You should be familiar and comfortable with the use of both.
Following the north shoreline of Lake Erie from Port Maitland to Rock Point, we will paddle across to Mohawk Island where a lighthouse stands today. Birds nesting on the island make it impossible to disembark before August. However in late summer / early fall, an opportunity exists to stop over for snacks. Learn more about Mohawk Island's status as a National Wildlife Area here.
NOTE : Due to the location of this tour, and the 2 km open water crossing to the Island, Intro to Rescue or equivalent experience is necessary.
Our Guided Tour fees always include all of your equipment, the services of a professional and friendly guide, and any shuttles that may be required.
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