Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

In Memoriam

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Lew Gilman (1929-2011) was one of the co-founders of the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race along with Ed "Sonny" Colburn.

Lew led a remarkable life as an inventor, outdoorsman and family man, without whom we would not likely have a canoe race as we know it.

Lew and Sonny organized the first Kenduskeag in the spring of 1967. A nice BDN story about Lew can be found here.

Thank you, Lew.


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Earl Baldwin Jr. (1924-2012) was a competitive kayaker who built the famous Baldwin Kayak which can be spotted all over the state of Maine.

A local legend, Earl would amaze me at the races with his smooth and efficient paddling, often cruising by paddlers less than a quarter his age.

A nice BDN story about Earl can be found here.

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