2015-09-10 / Outdoors

Float Your Boats


THE SCHOOLSHIP Inland Seas anchored one end of a rope enclosure used to organize hundreds of canoes and kayaks attempting to break a world record in Suttons Bay on Saturday. THE SCHOOLSHIP Inland Seas anchored one end of a rope enclosure used to organize hundreds of canoes and kayaks attempting to break a world record in Suttons Bay on Saturday. Suttons Bay filled with kayakers and canoeists Saturday hoping to reclaim the world “floatilla” record, While the effort came up short, thousands of dollars were raised for Suttons Bay Public Schools and local charities. A story about the outcome can be found in Section One.



PADDLERS RAISED their paddles (left) at 1 p.m. Saturday, marking a one-minute period during which canoes and kayaks were to have been rafted together for counting. 
Photos byEric Carlson PADDLERS RAISED their paddles (left) at 1 p.m. Saturday, marking a one-minute period during which canoes and kayaks were to have been rafted together for counting. Photos byEric Carlson

MARINE PATROL deputy Sean Mugerian, below from left, patrol commander Charlie Belanger, and Leelanau County emergency services director Matt Ansorge kept an eye on canoeists and kayakers during the Suttons Bay Floatilla. MARINE PATROL deputy Sean Mugerian, below from left, patrol commander Charlie Belanger, and Leelanau County emergency services director Matt Ansorge kept an eye on canoeists and kayakers during the Suttons Bay Floatilla.

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