Green River Star -

By David Martin

Mich. resident attempts 1,200 mile canoe trip


More than 140 years after Major John Wesley Powell started his historic expedition from Green River, a 64-year-old Michigan man is attempting his own trip down the river.

Starting from Expedition Island Friday, Dean Unick plans to canoe his way more than 1,200 miles to Lake Havasu, Ariz., a trip he expects will take about three months. He said he’s had to file for nine permits for the trip and will be forced to navigate around three dams along the course. The first of which will be the Flaming Gorge Dam, followed by the Glen Canyon Dam near the border between Utah and Arizona, and finally...

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