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Canoe race through Bangor

04/24/2013

Jen and I stopped at the finish line of the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race last weekend.

The race drew more than 400 boats on a grey, rainy spring day. Lots of spectators stood along the shoreline and bridges cheering contestants or waiting for them to spill in the rapids. It takes racers between three and five hours to complete the course, which includes portages around or hair-raising rides through several severe sets of rapids and old mill dams.

Like the end of a big city 5K event, there was lots of laughter and celebration at the end of the race. The park near the finish line was jammed with people walking among the dozens of canoes and kayaks, kind of like stock car fans wondering the pits after a race.

Maybe one of these years I’ll tackle the race the McGee boys…if we only hadn’t lost our canoe….

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2 Comments
  1. Diane permalink

    Hey! Where’s the shout out to Diane!?

    • Yes Diane, you were there too…but did you really want to be namechecked in my sorid little blog???

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