The three-day 90-Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic starts in Old Forge and ends in Blue Mountain Lake on day one; starts in Long Lake and ends near Tupper Lake day two; and starts at the NYSDEC Fish Creek Campground Day 3 and finishes on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake.
This year, of the 250 boats that started the event on Friday, 235 finished on Sunday.
There was a large contingent of first-time 90-Miler participants who earned their 90-Mile Finisher pins at the ceremonies on the shore of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake on Sunday.
There were 135 boats in the Open touring “non-competitive” category.
Fastest Time of the weekend went to Matt Skeels of Potsdam in his Unlimited Kayak – Matt’s time was 12:03:04.
Fastest solo canoe was Morgan Hoven of Clifton Springs 15:16:31.
Fastest Tandem Canoe was Craig Creighton of Lindsay, Ontario and Dan Mallett of Chelsea, Quebec 14:39:18.
Fastest C-4 Canoe was powered by JoAnn Olney, Paul Olney, Rebecca Davis and Mike Davis of Westernville, New York and Homer Michigan 12:11:47.
Fastest Voyageur 8-person canoe was Dog Breath – paddled by Joe Schlimmer, Sylvie Nadeau, Phoebe Reese, Mike Schlimmer, Alec Davis, Roger Henry, Patrick Madden and Peter Heed.
There were four College Voyageur teams representing Hamilton College, Paul Smith’s College, Lycoming College and Cornell University.
Fastest Guide boat was Benjamin Rochon of Senneville, Quebec 16:45:29. Rochon is the winner of the Adirondack Experience Guide Boat Cup.
Special 90-Miler awards:
The Terry Healey 90 Miler Spirit Award was presented to Gary Valentine.
The Richard Reynolds Paddling Family Cup was presented to Todd and Faith Ann Vanderwalker
The Pete Clark Guide Boater trophy was presented to Chris Dyer.
The Norm Goldstein Super Veteran Paddle was presented to George Bellerose.
The Gold Canoe Club accepted five new members who achieved their 20th documented finishes in the Adirondack Canoe Classic. More than 50 Gold Canoe Club members at the awards ceremony welcomed Phil Millspaugh Blue Hannon, Bill Walton, Roger Henry and Tim Henning into the Club.
The 90-Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic is organized by the Adirondack Watershed Alliance with assistance from the NYSDEC and numerous tourism, civic and business organizations along the 90 Mile Blueway from Old Forge to Saranac Lake.
Photo of 90 miler Adirondack Canoe Classic provided by provided by Adirondack Watershed Alliance.