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Flurries, rapids and fun in Searsmont 

DESPITE SNOW FLURRIES, AND THE SOGGY SHORELINE PADDLERS TOOK THE ST. GEORGE RIVER WITH VIGOR AND THE HOPE THAT THE FALLS AT ROBBINS LUMBER WOULD NOT BE THEIR UNDOING….DOWNTOWN SEARSMONT IS WHERE THE RACE BEGINS…ABOUT FIVE MILES OF FLAT WATER FOR THE START THEN YOU GET INTO THE MINI CLASS 3 WHITE WATER AND IT’S A SHORT BLAST TO THE END…SIX MILES ALL TOGETHER… THE VULTURES DIDN’T SEE TOO MANY SPILLS TODAY AS THE WATER LEVEL WAS LOW, 75 CRAFT ENTERED TODAY’S RACE… Overall winner, in the kayak, fred ludwig of houlton…41:29…. Top canoe and 4th fastest overall, jeff owen and ed lindsey of orono with a time of 45:33.