Apr 19, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Largest Raft of Canoes and Kayaks in the World

 

THE LARGEST RAFT OF CANOES AND KAYAKS
IN THE WORLD

 

one square mile of hope 1902 kayaks and canoes aerial from above inlet new york guiness world record Picture of the Day: The Largest Raft of Canoes and Kayaks in the World

 

On September 24, 2011, over 2,200 paddlers showed up on the shores of the central Adirondack town of Inlet, New York (population, 400) to set a new Guinness World Record previously held by 1,619 boats in Pittsburgh. The official tally was 1,902 boats, forming the largest raft of canoes/kayaks in the world.

The event, called ‘the One Square Mile of Hope‘, was organized by Connie Perry, and the initiative helped raise over $80,000 towards Breast Cancer research. Not all of 1,902 boats can be seen in this incredible aerial photograph by Nancie Battaglia. See here for a more inclusive shot that is not framed as nicely as the one above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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