Saskatoon Canoe Club Marathon Division Athletes at General Clinton Canoe Regatta

Cooperstown General Clinton Canoe Regatta History

In 1963, 2 canoes made a pilot trip down the Susquehanna River from Cooperstown to Bainbridge. This voyage took 18 hours and 25 minutes. The first race was held July 4th, 1963 and had 45 entries. Winners finished in 11 hours 45 minutes. Today, the race record is 6 hours 34 minutes, 34 seconds. The Regatta has grown from the one day event to 4 days of canoe races plus many other events; a 5k run, wrestling tournament, carnival rides, entertainment, food, fireworks and more. There are canoe races for young and old, newbies to pros. The General Clinton Canoe Regatta brings racers and spectators from all over the US, Canada, Europe and South America to paddle in this premier canoe racing event. The beautiful upper Susquehanna River valley plays host to this event every Memorial Day weekend and as the event founders hoped does bring visitors to our historical area.

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Saskatchewan Represented by Edith MacHattie and Graham Smith

Edith MacHattie (in grey) is racing with Rebecca Barton (race name is Hog Wild Racing) from Michigan and Graham Smith (in grey) is racing with Shane MacDowell.

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