Monday, August 28, 2023

Captured Canoes

90 miler 

2023 marks the 40th anniversary of The Adirondack Canoe Classic. Scheduled for September 8-10th, this year’s “90-Miler” is coming up fast! For a unique photo lookback chronology of last year’s race, click the link: https://adirondackoutlaw.com/captured-canoes/

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A veteran north country writer & story teller raised in Saranac Lake, Dick enjoys “Living in the Day I Am In”, and then writing about it. A severely speech impaired 3x cancer survivor, his pen is his voice. He shares many of his Adirondack Outlaw adventures & tales here. Read the rest on his blog @ adirondackoutlaw.com.




9 Responses

  1. Joel Rosenbaum says:

    Dick,
    Thanks for a great series of pictures! Question: As the former owner of a cedar strip
    and canvas canoe, why are so many. of the participants using Wenonah canoes?
    Are they especially light and strong?
    Joel ER

    • Thank you, Joel. I’m glad you enjoyed them. As to your question-you are talkin’ to a guy who drives a modified vintage (very) 12 ft, two-man, aluminum Grumman. Decked out in camo (both the canoe AND it’s owner, most generally), facing backwards, with oars. I have absolutely no clue. Hopefully, someone who actually races canoes will respond!

  2. Mark says:

    Great pics Dick! All from my favorite, and most productive fishing spot. Probably shouldn’t post that…

    This year, there isn’t any sand on that side of the river. Great spot to stand and cast across the currents.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Yeah….Mark, we NEVER catch any fish there. It’s a really crappy spot to fish. Didn’t catch a single fish there this year! There are absolutely no monster bass or pike there. All those stories are just lies, rumors & fisherman’s tales. All the really good fishing is way down on Lower Saranac or way up in Weller. So, no one should waste their time stopping in the river to cast a line at “The Ledges.” Plus- pretty soon there’s a big canoe race coming through! Sure to scare away any fish that might have accidentally wandered into that spot anyways. (There Mark. That ought to cover us.)

  3. Yeah….Mark, we NEVER catch any fish there. It’s a really crappy spot to fish. Didn’t catch a single fish there this year! There are absolutely no monster bass or pike there. All those stories are just lies, rumors & fisherman’s tales. All the really good fishing is way down on Lower Saranac or way up in Weller. So, no one should waste their time stopping in the river to cast a line at “The Ledges.” Plus- pretty soon there’s a big canoe race coming through! Sure to scare away any fish that might have accidentally wandered into that spot anyways. (There Mark. That ought to cover us.)

  4. Mark says:

    Thanks for covering my 6. Knew I made a mistake when I hit the “post” key……

  5. Wow! Thank you to everyone who took time to read this photo essay I put together after capturing last year’s canoe race with my little Nikon camera. Of the 158 articles, adventures, stories & poems on my adirondackoutlaw.com blog, “Captured Canoes” is now in sole possession of 3rd place all time! And thanks to Melissa Hart & the folks at the Almanack for providing me the opportunity to share my modest little body of work with a far wider audience than I could ever reach on my own. I truly appreciate & enjoy that.

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