Canoeing http://wesa.fm en EZ-Launch Boating System To Be Installed At Point State Park http://wesa.fm/post/ez-launch-boating-system-be-installed-point-state-park <p>Kayakers and canoeists with disabilities soon will have better access to Pittsburgh’s rivers.</p><p>The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation will be installing an “EZ Launch” system at the Point along with ADA-compliant restrooms and an accessible route to Pittsburgh’s downtown.</p><p>The launching area includes rollers that smoothly move boats in and out of the water, along with a transfer bench for wheelchair users. The dock will provide disabled boaters with a safe place to move from wheelchair, to bench, to boat and vice versa.</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 13926 at http://wesa.fm A Thousand Mile River Voyage in a 51 Year Old Canoe http://wesa.fm/post/thousand-mile-river-voyage-51-year-old-canoe <p><strong>Ian Davis</strong> of Green Tree is embarking Saturday on a 1,000 mile journey from <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ThePointToCairo">Point State Park to Cairo, Illinois</a> in an old wooden and canvas-covered canoe. He hopes to complete the trip by August as he raises awareness and funds for his nonprofit company that teaches children to become "world class communicators." He recently <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/green-tree-man-embark-1000-mile-canoe-trip">spoke with</a> WESA reporter Jessica Nath about his plans and the back story of how he acquired the canoe. Fri, 31 May 2013 00:16:28 +0000 Heather McClain 10519 at http://wesa.fm A Thousand Mile River Voyage in a 51 Year Old Canoe Green Tree Man to Embark on 1,000-Mile Canoe Trip http://wesa.fm/post/green-tree-man-embark-1000-mile-canoe-trip <p>When David Burt bought his canoe in 1964, he thought that he would be the one paddling it on long-distance journeys.</p><p>But his life was cut short in 1966, and now the current owner of the canoe is embarking on a 1,000-mile adventure in remembrance of David.</p><p>Ian Davis, 52, of Green Tree will begin his journey in Point State Park with the hope of finishing this August in Cairo, Illinois with his 51-year-old canoe intact.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 18:06:05 +0000 Jessica Nath 10348 at http://wesa.fm Green Tree Man to Embark on 1,000-Mile Canoe Trip