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!
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
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
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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
1996 - American Canoeing Association (ACA) Instructor Certification through the University
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
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Information.
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