Tuesday, April 11, 2006

One Word About the Upcoming 2006 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race: Awwww!

Not because they capsized but because this year they may NOT.

Water levels are so low that there may be a mandatory portage around Six Mile Falls. So.... according to a message on their website WABI-TV5 is cancelling their traditional coverage.

(See the message in the comments)


  1. TV5 Cancels Canoe Race Coverage
    WABI TV5, Bangor, has announced the cancellation of the station’s plans to provide live coverage of the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, scheduled to run on Saturday, April 15. The cancellation is due to logistical challenges related to low water level and the lack of availability of alternate TV coverage sites along the race route. The station has traditionally set up at Six Mile Falls. With the prevailing low water level, there is a strong possibility that paddlers will be forced to portage around this location this year. This has been the best spot for us to get a signal from our Live Eye back to the station. We did scout other possible sites along the stream, but were unable to find a workable location anywhere else. Though race officials have yet to make any official decision, there is a possibility that portage at Six Mile Falls would be mandatory. Even if it’s not, low water level will likely cause many paddlers to opt to take the allowed portage at the site. We regret having to bow out this year, but we want to be clear that we are intent on resuming coverage next year . . . Mother Nature permitting.

  2. Hmmm, want some water? Happy to send you some of ours! Sheesh! What a mess out here in Kalifornia!

  3. Makes me want to go rafting again. Good thing it's spring and we have the Colorado River flowing a few miles away.