44th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

Updated 4 years ago

It’s the day paddlers have been waiting for, the 44th annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. There were some concerns earlier this week that the lack of rain would make the Kenduskeag dangerously shallow. Luckily, the water levels were just high enough and made for some great fun.Big crowds on hand at six mile falls, big numbers entering the race. In all 889 paddlers in 479 canoes and kayaks signed up. Some doing all they can to get through the falls, including the classy Zip Kellog. He made it through standing up. The shallow water means lots of spilling at the falls. Gumby made his 25th or 26th consecutive appearance based on who you talk to. The winner this year, the old standard, Trevor Maclean from Nova Scotia. He wins the Kenduskeag for the sixth time. He crossed the finish line in just under two hours and twenty minutes.


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