Essential Pittsburgh
8:16 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

A Thousand Mile River Voyage in a 51 Year Old Canoe

In the coming weeks, the Ohio River will serve as bath tub and laundry machine as  R. Ian Davis and his Brittany Spaniel, Gracie, paddle the 1,000 mile length of the Ohio River, from Pittsburgh, PA to Cairo, IL
In the coming weeks, the Ohio River will serve as bath tub and laundry machine as R. Ian Davis and his Brittany Spaniel, Gracie, paddle the 1,000 mile length of the Ohio River, from Pittsburgh, PA to Cairo, IL
Credit Point to Cairo / Facebook

Ian Davis of Green Tree is embarking Saturday on a 1,000 mile journey from Point State Park to Cairo, Illinois 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 spoke with WESA reporter Jessica Nath about his plans and the back story of how he acquired the canoe.

Hear more about his trip and how he's preparing.

Guest: Ian Davis