Tag Archives: canoe racing in Maine

Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race postponed until April 25

Extended cold weather and icy conditions in Kenduskeag Stream have forced the postponement of this year’s Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, according to race director Tracy Willette, director of Bangor Parks and Recreation. In a phone message Friday morning, Willette said the race, which was scheduled for Saturday, April 18, will instead be held on April […]

Kenduskeag raging as canoe race looms

When hundreds of paddlers head out to participate in Saturday’s 48th Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, one thing is certain. They’ll have plenty of water to help flush them down the 16-mile race route. “It’s flowing pretty good,” said race director Tracy Willette, the director of Bangor Parks and Recreation. “Last year and more recent years […]

Kenduskeag update: Stream shows signs of spring

Temperatures soared into the mid 50s in Bangor today. In short drives around town, I’ve seen joggers galore, motorcyclists, and even a few hardy souls wearing shorts and tank tops. In another sign of spring, the Bangor Parks and Recreation Department sent out a welcome harbinger: They’re now accepting registrations for the 48th annual Kenduskeag […]

Passy canoe race canceled for the first time ever, St. George is on

A week after postponing the first canoe race on the Maine white water schedule, race director Dale Cross has some good news … with a twist. The ice has left the St. George River, and the 35th St.George River Race will be held in Searsmont on Sunday. Unfortunately, conditions haven’t changed much on the Passagassawakeag […]

Outdoor tidbits: Young writers win awards, canoe season approaches, and it’s still too cold out

Is it spring yet? No, I didn’t think so. And while I’m not typically one to gripe about the weather, I’ll admit this winter-that-won’t-end is beginning to get me down. So while we’re busy hunkering down as another snowstorm approaches, let’s clear the decks of a few interesting news items … and a few observations. […]