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Marathon – Saugeen Paddlers Voyageur Canoe Race Weekend

June 02 - June 03 2018 . Paisley, ON

North Canoes are 26 feet long and crewed by either six or eight paddlers. They are replicas of canoes used by the North West Company, transporting furs from the interior to rendezvous points such as Fort William. At Rendezvous, their cargoes of fur were transferred to Montreal Canoes, 34 feet long, for the 54-day shipment east to Montreal. The North Canoes in turn, would take the goods from the east to the interior for trade. Teams participate in games of skill — some traditional, some with a little more modern influence, and they race in North Canoes.

Details

Start:
June 2
End:
June 3
Event Category:
Website:
https://sites.google.com/site/saugeenpaddlers/

Organizer

Ontario Marathon Canoe Racing Association
Email:
info@omckra.com
Website:
http://www.omckra.com

Venue

Paisley, ON
Paisley, ON, + Google Map