Tag Archives: whitewater paddling

Mother Nature wins round two: Weekend canoe races postponed again

A pair of paddlers competing in the St. George river race in Searsmont get stranded on rocks due to low water on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The race has been postponed twice already this year because of ice on the river. ( BDN file photo)

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 […]

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

Participants of the 2011 Passagassawakeag River Race wait for at the start. This year's race has been canceled due to ice on the river. It's the first time the race has been canceled in its 41-year history.

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 […]

Do you have a Kenduskeag tale? We want to hear it!

Each April, hundreds of canoeists and kayakers flock to the small town of Kenduskeag aiming to paddle their way downstream, nearly all the way to the Penobscot River. Some make it. Some don’t. Some don’t even come close. Yes, we Mainers love our Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. Come rain, or snow, or 80-degree temperatures — […]