RENNSELAER FALLS-HEUVELTON - Twenty five kayaks and canoes raced from Rensselaer Falls to Heuvelton On Saturday in the Remington II Canoe Race.
The Oswegatchie River wass very lowand the rapids were not so rapid but the collective spirit of the paddlers never dropped in the St. Laswrence Valley Paddlers event.
A prime example was that some of the competitors did the Heuvelton walk/ run race before the paddle race and some paddled back to the start afterwards.
In the recreational class James Hanna Sr. of Rensselaer Falls posted the fastest time, followed by Patrick Finn of Honeoye NY .
The competitive class was paced by a four-man canoe paddled by Gene Newman, Adam Wheeler, Dave Thomas, and Ron Reed. Allen Kelly posted the next fastest time.
Recreation Class: James Hanna Sr., Rensselaer Falls, Kayak1:13:08, Patrick Finn, Honeoye, Kayak1:13:32, James Hanna Jr., Rensselaer FallsKayak1:14:45, Patty Ryan, Massena and Kerry NewellHeuvelton Canoe1:16:25, Kenny and Carter Cutway, Rensselaer FallsCanoe1:20:01, Sue Dodds and Ted Dominy, PotsdamKayak1:21:22, David Robertson Hannawa FallsKayak1:22:28, Chris and Jonathon Brown, SyracuseCanoe1:23:31, Benjamin Lew,FarmingtonKayak1:28:32, Mike Donnelly and Becky Kelley, HeuveltonCanoe1:29:10, Dianne Ettider ,RochesterKayak1:57:54, Maureen Lew, FarmingtonKayak 1:57:54
Competitive: Adam Wheeler,Potsdam and Dave Thomas, Watertown, Gene Newman,Canton and Ron Reed , CortlandCanoe 51:50, Allen Kelly, Rensselaer FallsKayak 57:46, Bruce Lee ,Port Crane and Kathy Lipski ,Binghamton Canoe58:22,Fred Goodnough,Theresa and Brian Watson, WatertownCanoe 1:02:02, Bill Robinson , Cazenovia and Trent Robinson, New WoodstockCanoe 1:03:37, Mary Kelly, Rensselaer Falls Kayak 1:04:02, Will Siegfried, Potsdam Canoe 1:04:47, James Plumley,ColtonKayak 1:04:55, Bill Beauchamp and Eileen Visser, PotsdamCanoe 1:05:05, John Newman, CantonCanoe1:06:37, Fred Carle Seeley Bay,OntarioKayak 1:07:32, Blanche Town, Canton Canoe 1:08:10.