Nancy Washburne, a friend of Kirk Scuba Gear, passed away January 5, 2022. Thank you, Nancy, for all the joy you’ve brought into our lives. We will remember your Freshwater Discovery Legacy. Loved ties, such as ours, are never shattered; rather, they alter.
Nancy Washburne is a lifelong resident of Michigan and a graduate of the University of Michigan. She founded the four Washburne Travel Centers in the Lansing area and, besides traveling the U.S. extensively, she has made numerous trips to Europe and the Middle East, the Far East, the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, Siberia and Outer Mongolia, Around the World, the Arctic and Antarctica, visiting a total of 134 countries and island groups. As a certified scuba diver, her underwater experience includes dives at the Great Barrier Reef, the Red Sea, Truk Lagoon, the Solomon Islands, the New Hebrides, Bonaire, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Acapulco, Ixtapa, Manzanillo, Hawaii, the Florida Keys and an underwater photography course in Grand Cayman.
When she and her teenage son decided to explore camping in Michigan, she discovered that there was little or no knowledge of Michigan’s inland lakes from a snorkeling viewpoint. It was this lack of available information that spurred her to make an underwater survey of all of Michigan’s public access lakes so that snorkeling could be developed in Michigan as a leisure activity. Snorkeling Guide to Michigan Inland Lakes is the result of that survey.
She taught in the School of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University and resided in East Lansing, Michigan with her husband and son.
Nancy’s Bio Reproduced from LinkedIn