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Paddlefest 2014 Is On

Indian Point Park, Fulton, as Paddlefest 2014 readies for launch.

FULTON, NY – The flotilla for the second annual running of Oswego Paddlefest’s Rock the Locks group kayak and canoe adventure took to the Oswego River in Fulton this morning atop calm water and under a nearly cloudless blue sky.

IMG_2506Hitting the river at 7a.m., and surrounded by crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Oswego County Sheriff’s department, and event guides, dozens of kayakers and canoeists launched from Indian Point Park to embark on the 10-mile paddle down the river.

In addition to the floating safety crews, local Ham radio operators planned to post themselves at various locale’s along the river bank to observe the floating traffic and alert authorities if anyone needed assistance.

IMG_6869By 8 a.m. all the Fulton leg Rock the Locks participants were happily paddling their way toward Minetto, and the second launch site.

The entire floating adventurers are slated to continue to the party waiting for them at the river’s edge canal park between Lock 7 and Lock 8 in Oswego.

Click here for more photos from the put-in at the Fulton launch site.

Jake Mulcahey, one of the Rock the Locks organizers, pushes off, bringing up the rear at the Fulton launch site.
Jake Mulcahey, one of the Rock the Locks organizers, pushes off, bringing up the rear at the Fulton launch site.