Sadly, and for the first time in 53 years, there will be no 2020 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, but the program directors at WABI-TV5 in Bangor have figured out a nice way to provide many of us with some "rite of spring" entertainment in these crazy, socially distant shut-in times.
WABI will air an archived recording of the 2000 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race this Saturday, April 18th, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and YES, there will be a live stream at wabi.tv
“While we can’t make up for the loss of this year’s race entirely, we thought our viewers might enjoy a look at one of the past events” said Steve Hiltz, the Creative Services Director at WABI.
UPDATE: To accompany the WABI Flashback 2000 race coverage this Saturday, the 2000 race results have been pulled from the archives and posted on Mike's website as a downloadable/printable PDF file. Check it out here.
(With thanks to Bernie Levy and Brian Carle)
TV Coverage Of The 2019 Kenduskeag
WABI-TV5 in Bangor (CBS) will carry coverage of the 2019 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe race on Saturday, April 20th from 10am until noon. Rain is forecast for race day.
TV Coverage / Zip Kellogg Feature
WABI-TV5 will broadcast from the bridge at Six Mile Falls beginning at 10am this Saturday. (That's about the time the first paddlers appear at the rapids.)
Speaking of TV, Bill Green did a story on legendary paddler Zip Kellogg via WLBZ. Here's a link to the 2:40 video.
PS - one more friendly reminder that the deadline for preregistration is THIS Friday
(April 15) at 1pm. So if you haven't preregistered for the race, go here.
If you decide to register on the morning of the race, it takes place at the park in the town of Kenduskeag from 6:30am til 7:30am.
TV Coverage Of The 2014 Kenduskeag
WABI-TV5 (CBS) in Bangor is delivering Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race goodness right into your home from the bridge overlooking Six Mile Falls.
Coverage is from 10am to Noon.
The race begins at 8:30am on Saturday, April 19th.
(The first paddlers usually arrive at Six Mile Falls around 10am-ish.)