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Welcome to the Yucatan to New Orleans Expedition by Sea Kayak
Official Web Site!

Thanks for your interest & support. Please share this site with others.

Click Here for Information on a NEW Gulf Expedition!

City of Gretna, my home

Isla Mujeres, Mexico: 
Your next dream vacation!

Arthur Published Feature Article in
Sea Kayaker Magazine
Check it out in the Volume 15, Number 6, February 1999 Issue

See expedition commentary on
the "Latest Information" Page!

See Latest Information Page for
Info on the August Return Trip to Isla Mujeres.
Also photo's on the Photo Album Page

He Made It!
Arthur Hebert, Jr. started his 700 mile solo sea kayak expedition on Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 8:10am, from Isla Mujeres, Mexico, off the Yucatan Peninsula, and ended at Southwest Pass on the Mouth of the Mississippi River on Thursday, June 4, 1998 at 10:15am. It had to be a Frenchman from Southern Louisiana to be the first to paddle across the Gulf of Mexico.

Arthur used an Eddyline "Wind Dancer" Sea Kayak: Length: 17 feet; Beam: 24 inches; Volume: 14.6 c.f. with a 450lb capacity; Material: Kevlar and Fiberglass.

Approximate Path
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Other Accomplishments:
1990 - West to East Crossing of Lake Pontchartrain 45 miles, 15 hours.
1992 - Circumnavigation of Lake Pontchartrain 108 miles, 50 hours
1994 - Louisiana Gulf of Mexico Trip (Biloxi, MS to Port Arthur, TX) 482 miles , 21 days (6 legs)
1996 - American Canoeing Association (ACA) Instructor Certification through the University of Minnesota
1997 - Pensacola to New Orleans Gulf of Mexico Training Run 200 miles, 8 days (1 leg)

Reason for this expedition:

To increase the public's awareness of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA),  JRA is a disease which can cause severe joint deformations in children. JRA is close to Arthur's heart because his 19 year old daughter, Nichole, was diagnosed with it when she was 9.

"I'm hoping to make more parents aware of this disease and its symptoms. I want them to know if their child experiences pain, they can't just pass it off as growing pains but must get it checked out." Arthur Hebert, Jr.

Click Here For More Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Information.

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