Last year, a couple of young women truly defined the word "intrepid." Best friends Amy Lukas and Mary Catterlin set out on a “dugout,” or handmade canoe from a cottonwood tree, and sailed the perimeter of Lake Michigan. Their entire journey covered 1,200 miles of the 1,638 miles of coastline…
VALPARAISO | The story of two young Northwest Indiana women — and a tree that became a boat — made its debut at the Porter County Museum of History Sunday afternoon.
Amy Lukas (left) and Mary Catterlin stand next to their hand-carved dugout on Oct. 1, 2012, on the Lake Michigan shore in Beverly Shores, shortly after returning from a three-month trip around the lake in the boat, which Mary began building four years earlier. The boat is featured in a new e…
Amy Lukas, right, and Mary Catterlin talk Sunday about their dugout boat, Mekeba, carved from a cottonwood tree, along with other items they used to circumnavigate Lake Michigan last summer, during a new exhibit at the Porter County Museum of History in Valparaiso.
Mary Catterlin, right, started hand-carving a cottonwood tree into a dugout canoe, then she and friend Amy Lukas, left, circumnavigated Lake Michigan in the boat this past summer. The boat is now on exhibit at the Porter County Museum of History.
Family, friends and representatives from Wilderness Inquiry, a nonprofit nature adventure organization, meet Amy Lukas, left, in hat, and Mary Catterlin at Broadway Beach in Beverly shores after they returned last fall from a trip around Lake Michigan in a handmade canoe that Mary began buil…
Amy Lukas (left) and Mary Catterlin returned late Moday afternoon from a trip around Lake Michigan in a handmade canoe that Mary began building 4 years ago.
Family, friends and representatives from Wilderness Inquiry, a non-profit nature adventure organization, meet Amy Lukas (left) and Mary Catterlin at Broadway Beach after they returned late Monday afternoon from a trip around Lake Michigan in a homemade canoe. The two young women set out on t…
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