C&K Hero Michael Peake

Michael Peake at the end of the Povungntik River Expedition in 1988. Photo by Geoffrey Peake.

Michael Peake at the end of the Povungntik River Expedition in 1988. Photo by Geoffrey Peake.

By Sam Moulton

Chances are extremely low that you have read, or even heard of, Che-Mun, The Journal of Wilderness Canoeing. I know this be- cause only a few hundred people subscribe to the obscure quarterly publication. Nick Nickels founded Che-Mun (which is Ojib- way for canoe) in 1973, and Michael Peake has published it since 1984. "It's a journal of noteworthy trips and expeditions," says Peake, "but there's also news, history, book reviews . . . basically whatever I think is interesting." And, trust me, if you love paddling in the North—or simply love reading about paddling in the North, or, heck, just care about the North Country in general—you'll find it interesting, too. "It's important to let people know what's going on up there," he says, "even if we can't stop development entirely."

This story first appeared in the March 2009 issue of Canoe & Kayak magazine.

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