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Over the years several local swimmers have crossed Lake Erie from Long Point, Ontario to Erie County's shores.  In July Annaleise Carr, a 16-year-old Canadian swimmer was going the other way, starting in Erie and ending in Port Dover with a goal of making the longest Lake Erie swim crossing in history.

She successfully crossed the lake, but didn't go as far as her own personal goal. She suspended the swim in Long Point. This weekend she's trying to make good on her pledge to finish the span and swim the last 33 kilometers from Long Point to Port Dover.

She got a big sendoff  at 9:30 PM Sunday, as she was taken by boat from Port Dover to the tip of  Long Point.  At 11:37 PM she began her swim to Port Dover.  It's expected to take about 13 hours to complete the swim.  Carr has been raising money for Camp Trillium, a year round recreational camp for children with cancer.  Her goal was to raise $30,000 but sources say she has raised closer to $200,000 for the cause.




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