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Re: Canoe and kayak racing season...

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:40 am

Paddler Proposes at Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

BANGOR, MAINE (WABI) - And we go back to the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race now for a special moment. A proposal we caught at Six Mile Falls

http://www.wabi.tv/content/sports/Paddl ... 72271.html
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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:15 am

Kenduskeag Stream race features reliable cast of characters

... Back then, in 1967, Kellogg was one of just 51 competitors manning 32 canoes. His latest 16.5-mile journey from the Mystic Tie Grange in Kenduskeag to downtown Bangor found him part of a now-typical throng of 454 watercraft and 852 paddlers for the 52nd annual edition of the race.

‘It’s a big crowd here, obviously, and it’s that way every year now,” said Kellogg, a retired research librarian and resident of Newcastle who has raced here nearly every year since the event started.

Kellogg’s race-day persona, one of making his way downstream while standing in his canoe and nattily dressed complete in bow tie, has made him one of the legends of the event.

http://bangordailynews.com/2018/04/21/s ... haracters/
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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:16 am

Watching is a sport itself for Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race spectators

John Cassidy and Dana Dickson have a name for the section of the Kenduskeag Stream that runs next to their Bangor house, about a mile south of Six Mile Falls.

“We call it the relationship tester, because it’s at that point in the [Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race] that relationships start to go south,” said Cassidy, a Bangor native who has thrown a race-watching party at his home since he bought it five years ago. “There are people that think, ‘Let’s just buy a canoe, and do the race! It’ll be fun!’ By the time they get to our house, they are done. They want out.”

For 51 years, both novices and old pros have braved the chilly waters and 16.5-mile course of the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. Many thousands more have watched the race from the comfort of dry land — whether they’re “river vultures” perched along the riverbanks, parks and bridges along the stream, or folks with property adjacent to the Kenduskeag that throw a party.

http://bangordailynews.com/2018/04/21/s ... pectators/
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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:28 am

High water forces postponement of Machias River Race

...According to race organizer Jeff Owen, the race will be staged on May 20 — three weeks later than originally scheduled. All other details of the race, including start time and registration, remains unchanged.

http://bangordailynews.com/2018/04/28/o ... iver-race/
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