NORTON SHORES, Mich. (AP/WOOD) - A young woman and two brothers have finished a planned 80-mile paddle board crossing of Lake Michigan from Wisconsin to Michigan.
Twenty-three year-old Craig Masselink, his 19-year-old brother Trent and their friend 21-year-old Ginny Melby left McKinley Beach in Milwaukee about 8:45 a.m. CDT Sunday. They arrived around 10:50 a.m. EDT Monday at Norton Shores where their family cottages are located.
They posted this statement on their Facebook page following the 80-mile trek, ahead of schedule --
"WE MADE IT!!!! Wow. We can't thank you all enough for the thousands of prayers and so much support we've gotten from everyone. We will keep updating this page with news, but we just want to say thanks. Hands down the coolest thing we've ever done All glory to the LORD who continues to prove his faithfulness and strength.
PLEASE GIVE to Restore International in our name!!"
They took turns paddling while the others rode in a 40-foot support boat owned by Bruce Wolfert, a friend of a friend. Melby's mother and the Masselinks' father were aboard.
The group raised money for Restore International, a charity focusing on social justice issues in Uganda.
Tracking the paddlers: http://bit.ly/1bh7btm
Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/15po0Qa
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