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Inlet’s Guinness World Record Attempt September 13, 2014
Despite the cool, damp weather, over 3,000 boats from 31 states, 2 Canadian Provinces, Thailand and Belgium converged on Fourth Lake in Inlet, NY on September 13 to shatter the Guinness World Record for the largest raft of canoes, kayaks and guideboats.
The raft, held together only by hands, fulfilled a Guinness rule by free-floating for at least 30 seconds. A seaplane carrying photographer Nancie Battaglia flew overhead capturing what will become Inlet’s third record-breaking event. A second plane piloted by Jim Payne, containing videographer Lori Diemer, recorded the moment for the Guinness Committee. Earlier, videographer Eric Mishalanie with the assistance of Casey Hamlin recorded the entry process as each boat picked up a numbered sticker and moved into the raft-up area.
All of this video and photographic evidence will be off to London in a few days so that Guinness can verify the accuracy of the count.
Kudos to Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks and the One Square Mile of Hope Committee, co-chaired by Carolyn Belknap and Connie Perry, for a spectacularly organized event which raised over $100,000.
Inlet has once again lived up to its title of “The Little Town That Could,” and did.
The primary recipient of funds raised this year will be The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The mission of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Currently, 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs.
In addition, we will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Foundation for Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, directed towards breast cancer research at the Upstate Cancer Center and children's cancer care at Golisano Children's Hospital at Upstate.
Here's a first look at this year's amazing event.
Check out the Competition!
Several groups across the country also tried to break the Guinness Record for "Largest Raft" this summer... none of them were able to do so
August 3...Raft-A-Palooza, Weirs Beach, Laconia, New Hampshire (Lake Winnipsesaukee) lakefest.wordpress.com
August 16...Floatzilla - Lake Potter, Rock Island, Illinois
August 17...Raft Up, Vashon Island, Washington
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One Square Mile of Hope
We appreciate your support!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT ON SEPTEMBER 13 AND BRAVED THE WEATHER WITH US FOR AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE.
OUR UNOFFICIAL COUNT IS OVER 3,000 BOATS RAFTED TOGETHER TO RAISE MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE!
BLACK EMBROIDERED HATS ($20 EACH) AND T-SHIRTS ($10 EACH) ARE AVAILABLE AT THE INLET INFORMATION OFFICE.
WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON FUTURE PLANS FOR POSTERS, ETC.
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Thanks to Clark Lubbs of the Starving Artist Gallery in Old Forge for taking some amazing photos on the ground and on the water yesterday. Click here to take a look.
And many thanks to Will Sillin for standing on top of Rocky Mountain for 3 hours and putting together this incredible time lapse video. You have to get chills watching this, especially if you were there