Category Archives: Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

Deep Enough to Swim in, Nearly Warm Enough to want to: 2016 Kenduskeag Race will be one of a kind.

Every Kenduskeag is unlike any other, and this year will be no different. The depth and flow rate of the Kenduskeag Stream will be lower than average for this time of year, yet there will still be plenty of water.  … 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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Kenduskeag Canoe Race: Slower but Still Sweet

Heraclitus tells us that we cannot step twice into the same river. As far as I know, Heraclitus wasn’t a paddler, but he probably would have agreed that you can’t paddle the same river twice either. Those who raced along … 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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