Man to Swim from Canada to Detroit

Will tow 2,000 pounds of bricks


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A long-distance swimmer known as “The Shark,” embarked on a 30-hour, 22-mile swim across Lake St. Clair Monday to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Departing from the Michigan-Canada border, Jim Dreyer plans to swim to Detroit’s Belle Isle, making landfall Tuesday.

The 49-year-old swimmer will go without the help of a support boat. He’ll also haul two dinghies filled with 334 bricks weighing more than 2,000 pounds. One dinghy is equipped with a tracking device so that Dreyer will show up on radar screens.

Dreyer has made direct crossings of the five Great Lakes. You can track his progress here.

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