Endurance swimmer Jim Dreyer will try again to make a direct crossing of Lake Superior. He's going solo on this trip.
The 41-year-old resident of Byron Center near Grand Rapids has tried five times to swim across a portion of the lake. He had a support team in a boat with him on each attempt. But this time he'll be dragging a dinghy carrying his supplies and navigation equipment.
Dreyer plans to set out from Whitefish Point sometime during the first two weeks of August. He expects to take three days to swim the approximately 54 miles to Cape Gargantua, Ontario. He's already made direct crossings of the other four Great Lakes.