Whitewater Derby!

The Hudson River Whitewater Derby

The Derby – with kudos to the Kentucky Derby held the same weekend – began as a celebration of the Upper Hudson River and it’s history especially the log drives which ended in 1950.  The Derby began in 1958 and the Hudson Whitewater Derby is one of the oldest canoe and kayak races in the United States.  Pictured left is Robert Kennedy who paddled the Hudson and participated in the Derby in 1968. Below are 2 Videos – Logging from the 1930’s and The Whitewater Derby Slalom in 2013

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