Tag Archives: St. George River Race

Spring at last: St. George, Passy races set for this weekend

After two weeks of postponements due to ice, on Wednesday Dale Cross was finally able to say the words that canoeists and kayakers have been waiting to hear all spring. “The races are on,” the longtime race director of the first two canoe races on the Maine schedule each spring. “I can tell you the […]

Mother Nature wins round two: Weekend canoe races postponed again

Dale Cross has been keeping a close eye on the St. George River lately, hoping for some warm spring weather that will help a winter’s worth of ice, allowing him to stage the season’s first canoe race. On Tuesday, Cross — who serves as race director for both the St. George and Passagassawakeag river races […]

All ice, no water: St. George canoe race postponed one week

Longtime race director Dale Cross is trying to get the course for the St. George River Race ready. He’s really trying. In fact, he was on the river Friday. On foot. And that doesn’t bode well for the 36th edition of the race, which was scheduled to be held on Saturday. The race is the […]

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 […]

Organizer optimistic that St. George canoe race will be run

According to the calendar, March is nearly over. According to the thermometer — 2 degrees Fahrenheit in Bangor this morning — it’s still February. And with another potential snow-maker bearing down on us, it’s pretty hard to think warm, spring thoughts. Don’t tell that to Dale Cross. Cross, the executive director of the Waldo County […]

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. […]