Captain Ken takes to the waterways

Captain Ken
MNO Region 2 Captain of the Hunt Ken Simard with his long-time friend Esko Savala
cruising across Lake Superior.

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Region 2 Captain of the Hunt Ken Simard recently joined his long-time friend Esko Savala in navigating a 45 foot yacht from the Big Shute in the Trent River to Thunder Bay.

The journey began by crossing over into the rapids which lead to the Georgian Bay. They arrived at the Midland Bay Port Marina to fuel up and get some rest. The next day, Captain Ken took his turn at the wheel and navigated the ship for an hour and a half to Tombermory.

One of the highlights of the trip was when they passed a commercial fishing boat that was flying a Métis flag. The ship had just lowered its nets and Captain Ken waved and flashed his Métis sash with pride.

Throughout the rest of the journey they made their way to the top end of Lake Huron; to the Marina in Sault Ste. Marie; to Batswana Bay; and back down Lake Superior. They had great weather, the lake was calm and they docked safely in Thunder Bay.

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