Jacob Beckley is committed to raising awareness and support for childhood cancer. His latest expedition to draw attention to the cause was to row solo across Lake Michigan in an Expedition Rowboat.
To accomplish this he not only build his first boat but learned to row. On Oct 2, 2016 he set off from Michigan and began rowing the 65 miles towards Chicago. Within 24 hours he successfully completed his crossing.
His quest raised $23,000 for research towards treating neuroblastoma, an aggressive and deadly form of childhood cancer.
To learn more about his adventure please visit his website.
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At Angus Rowboats, our passion for adventure naturally draws us to the mystique of the Northwest Passage – one of the world's most captivating and perilous waterways. Historically, this elusive passage promised a shorter shipping route, spurring early navigators to fervently chart and struggle through its icy intricacies.
The summer of 2023 saw three audacious teams, including one using our very own RowCruiser boats, aiming to be the first to traverse NW Passage solely by human power within a single season. As the season concludes, we've chronicled these attempts, and catalogued past human-powered endeavors to navigate the Northwest Passage.