Mary and Amy, Who Circumnavigated Lake Michigan


Two girls and a boat

Two girls and a boat

Two girls and a boat

Two girls and a boat

Two girls and a boat

Two girls and a boat

Two girls and a boat

Two girls and a boat

Two girls and a boat

Two girls and a boat

Two girls and a boat
Meet Mary and Amy, adventure junkies and unbelievable craftswomen.¬†Not too long ago, Mary completed a 4 year project of making her own dug out canoe.¬†That’s right, a beautifully hand-carved boat from a tree called Makeba.¬†Then Amy and Mary set off on a mission to boat around the perimeter of Lake Michigan.¬†Are you blown away? I sure was when I first heard their story here.¬†This trip would fulfill childhood dreams and teach both girls so much.¬†It took 3 months, but they did it.¬†They camped on beaches, made new friends, and got to know Lake Michigan more than most people ever will.¬†Now they are working on fixing up an old boat they dubbed Blue Heron. (pictured above)¬†They have many more adventures ahead of them, I’m sure.¬†Mary told me that if there’s a toy they want, they make it.¬†Most people would never dream of carving their own boat out of a tree¬†or making their own surfboards and skateboards, but that didn’t stop these girls.¬†It was really inspiring to see Mary and Amy at work.¬†If you want something, make it happen.¬†Even if it means to have to chop down a tree and carve the boat yourself.

Mary’s outfit: Traverse Hoodie, Carhartt Women’s Vest, & Original Fit Jean¬†
Amy’s outfit: Copper Harbor Hat, Linwood Chambray Shirt, Clarkston Cami, & Original Fit Canvas Crawford Dungaree¬†