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Full moon paddle on Lake Max includes bonfire, Culver ghost tale

October 14, 2012

A rare opportunity for an autumn full moon paddle on Lake Maxinkuckee -- complete with bonfire, refreshments, and a little local historical spooky fun -- will be open to the public, free of charge, Sunday, Oct. 28, starting at 7 p.m., on the Culver town beach on Lake Shore Drive.
A limited number of canoes and kayaks will be made available by the Academies, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Otherwise, anyone wishing to participate is asked to bring their own non-motorized craft.

Refreshments -- hot dogs and marshmallows for roasting, as well as drinks and other snacks -- will be provided by the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver, which is also providing a little `round the campfire, seasonal spookiness in the telling of the story of the ghost of Potowatomie Indian Pau-Koo-Shuck, a longtime local legend recorded from early settlers to the area in the 19th century, and related by Jeff Kenney of the AHS.

A short paddle from the site to Long Point -- the legendary site of the ghost's appearances -- and back will be accentuated by the full weekend's full moon.

To sign up for the event, reserve a canoe, or to ask questions, contact Kenney at jeffpkenney@yahoo.com, or Academies Wellness Director Dana Neer at Dana.Neer@culver.org, or 574-842-8353.

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