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1,104 canoes and kayaks on Fourth Lake near Inlet in 2008.
1,104 canoes and kayaks on Fourth Lake near Inlet in 2008.

Fighting cancer and a bit of fun in Inlet

Canoeists and kayakers will make some waves toward a cure for breast cancer in Inlet on Saturday, September 24th. Hundreds of canoes and kayaks will converge in a large flotilla on Fourth Lake as part of the "One Square Mile of Hope" event.

In 2008, more than $50,000 was raised for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, and 1,104 paddlers set a world record for the most canoes/kayaks within a square mile on a body of water at the same time.

Organizers are going for the title again this month because Pittsburgh won the title last year and has challenged Inlet to a world title "float-off". Todd Moe talks with organizer Connie Perry, of "Frisky Otter Tours" in Inlet, who says the event is open to everyone. For more information: 315-357-5501  Go to full article
Rushton's tent at the 1886 American Canoe Association meet at Grindstone Island on the St Lawrence River.
Rushton's tent at the 1886 American Canoe Association meet at Grindstone Island on the St Lawrence River.

Preview: "Paddling to Perfection" in Canton

The new exhibit, Paddling to Perfection, opens at noon today at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association as part of the weekend celebration of the 50th Anniversary Rushton Canoe Races in Canton. Boatbuilder J Henry Rushton built his first boat, a canoe, at his Canton boat shop in 1873. Within ten years, his boats, canoes and paddles were on display at world's fairs and expos.

The new exhibit explores Rushton's involvement with the American Canoe Association meet in 1886 at Grindstone Island on the St. Lawrence River and Rushton's award winning canoes at the 1893 Columbian World Exposition in Chicago. St. Lawrence County historian Trent Trulock told Todd Moe that the "Paddling to Perfection" exhibit includes photographs, books, and artifacts related to these two events.  Go to full article
A Rushton open sailing canoe from 1883.
A Rushton open sailing canoe from 1883.

Adirondack Attic: antique sailing canoes and tales from Raquette Lake

Canton will celebrate the 50th annual Rushton Canoe Race weekend next month. Canton was the home to the Rushton Canoe Company founded by J. Henry Rushton, who built canoes and boats that were revered nationwide. Our "Adirondack Attic" segment takes us to the Adirondack Museum for the tale of two Rushton sailing canoes on Raquette Lake. Andy Flynn has more.  Go to full article

Hudson Whitewater Derby celebrates 50 years

One of the oldest whitewwater events for canoes and kayaks celebrates its 50th anniversary in North Creek this weekend. Each year the Hudson River Whitewater Derby draws thousands of people to the banks of the Hudson to watch two days of exciting whitewater races. Todd Moe talks with derby chairman Peter Burns.  Go to full article

Preview: No-Octane Regatta Weekend

Todd Moe talks with curator Hallie Bond about the No Octane Regatta for Wooden Boats at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. From toy boats to war canoes, this weekend's event commemorates boats and boating in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

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