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Gathering for the Derby near the Riparius Depot, 1961. Photo: Bob Clark
Gathering for the Derby near the Riparius Depot, 1961. Photo: Bob Clark

Derby time again in North Creek

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An Adirondack tradition continues with the annual Hudson River White Water Derby in North River and North Creek this weekend. The race was created to underscore the important role that the Hudson River has played locally, most notably for the log drives, moving pulp wood from the North Country up as far as Newcomb, down to the mills in Glens Falls. The last river drive took place in 1953. Todd Moe spoke with Pete Burns, president of the White Water Derby.

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