Lake Huron is the 2nd largest lake by surface area and the 3rd largest by volume. When factoring in all of the 30,000 islands in this lake, it has the longest shoreline of any of the Great Lakes. According to Ojibwe legend, there is a water monster named Mishebeshu (great lynx) that is said to have an underwater den in the lake.
Manitoulin Island, found in Lake Huron, isn't only the largest island in the region but it is the largest fresh water island in the entire world! It also boasts the world's largest fresh water beach, which is Wasaga Beach. The lake is known for its pristine clear waters, which makes it a great location for divers, who can explore some of the 1,000 shipwrecks in the lake.
On November 3, 1913, Lake Huron experienced the worst storm to ever hit any of the Great Lakes. The storm is known as "The Big Blow"; winds reached 145km/h and there were 35 foot waves. The storm lasted 16 hours and, by the time it had finished, 10 ships were sunk and 235 lives were lost.
There have been as many as 120 lighthouses on the lake; many of which are still in use today.
Lake Huron is 332km and 295km across. If you participate in this voyage, you will be challenged to run 295km (159 nautical miles) across the lake. That is an average of approximately 9.5km per day for the entire month.
You will earn the following race medals: