The Parting Shot for September 24, 2012
One Square Mile of Hope
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.
Photograph by Nancie Battaglia, Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
Source: Picture of the Day: The Largest Raft of Canoes and Kayaks in the World
The event raised funds for Susan G. Komen, a grassroot organization raising money for the research and awareness of the prevention of breast cancer.
Great picture of the rafts, canoes and kayaks! The downside is the fact that the money went to the Komen Foundation. Unfortunately, they should have picked the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or Planned Parenthood instead. With all of the issues within their organization and their back and forth stance with Planned Parenthood, to fund them for the rest of this year and possibly next year has me feeling uncomfortable with the Komen Foundation anymore. Great idea, wrong charity.
Well, after Komen got rid of the woman who was the instigator of all that crap, hopefully we’ve seen the last of that bullshit.
Wow Michelle, I had to look close to see it really was people in canoes and kayaks. Amazing!
Me, too, when I first saw it. And still do for that matter. They are all packed in there. You could probably walk across all the boats.
At first glance, I thought it was a bunch of those funny shaped leaves you see floating in puddles after a Fall rain. And I think I saw that “running across the boats” thing in a Bond movie! Or was that Jackie Chan? 😆
When I stand back and look at it, there’s a flow, kinda like a Jackson Pollack painting.
LOL.. that was you.