Category Archives: Kayak Race

A Kenduskeag Like No Other: This Year’s Race Will Present New Challenges

Some of us have literally spent weeks worrying about low water.  No sense worrying any more or complaining about it any longer because it sure looks like that’s what we’re going to get.   The hoped for rain simply isn’t going … Continue reading

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Melt Happens: Whitewater Races Soon to Follow

A week ago, the fact that the St. George River Race was just three weeks off seemed incongruous.  Snow was waist deep along the driveway, woodpile and picnic table were still hidden.  Small hills and gullies were beneath a uniform … Continue reading

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Not so Fast: Reflections on the Kenduskeag

“What a slog.” The three word Bangor Daily News headline went a long way to describe what many paddlers felt about the 44th annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. The race, as described by Michael Alden at KenduskeagStream CanoeRace.com, is “held … Continue reading

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A Week on the Passy: From Winter to Spring

The photos in the slideshow above were taken while paddling a 5.5 mile section of the Passagassawakeag River 7 times during the 8 days period of March 29 to April 5, 2009. The photos are arranged geographically, moving from west … Continue reading

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Why I Love the Kenduskeag

I’ve competed in 5-K and 10-K road races, cross country races, xc ski races, and triathlons, but I haven’t found a form of racing I enjoy as much as kayak racing. I’ve paddled all kinds of rivers — and raced … Continue reading

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