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January 14, 2007 | By Maureen O'Keefe Aptowicz FOR THE INQUIRER
My husband and I were nearing the entrance to Everglades National Park when we passed a road sign: "Panther Crossing - Next Three Miles. " It was not a comforting sight when our plans involved spending three days in a Florida swamp paddling around in a canoe. What had possessed me to think this would make a good vacation? This adventure began in the fall of 2001, when we were planning our vacation. With three kids finally out of college, we were a couple of empty-nesters looking for adventure, a midwinter break to jolt us out of our routine.
NEWS
May 1, 1988 | By Mike Sajna, Special to The Inquirer
It all sounded so simple. Throw the sleeping bags, a tent and a cooler of food into the canoe and spend a lazy couple of days floating on northwestern Pennsylvania's Clarion River. Along the way, maybe collect some wildlife photographs and catch a few smallmouth bass. After a year and a half of beating my brains out working on a book about Pennsylvania's trout streams, I was ready for some aimless fun on the same waters. Friends were busy, but I knew my dad, being retired, would have a couple of days to spend on the river.
NEWS
September 30, 2012
Kelly McQuain teaches at Community College of Philadelphia Summer bullies us. Heat and humidity soar, backyard birdbaths become West Nile breeding grounds. Water ice brings on brain freeze if we eat it fast enough. Give me late September instead: cool evenings, crisp dawns, and the daylight hours in between still warm enough to make the most of the outdoors. With this in mind, my partner, John, and I set off with our friend Brian early on a Sunday to canoe the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
NEWS
July 30, 1989 | By Louise Harbach, Special to The Inquirer
If rowdy crowds flock to the annual Medford Lakes canoe carnival Saturday, officials there might cancel what has become a traditional event. Police and borough officials plan to prevent what they described as "a free-for-all atmosphere" at last year's lakeside carnival, which attracted an estimated 30,000 people to the 1.25-square-mile borough. This year, officials will increase the number of police officers on duty, crack down on traffic violations, arrest anyone possessing or drinking alcoholic beverages in public areas, prohibit containers of any sort in public viewing areas and restrict visitor seating for the canoe parade.
NEWS
August 4, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Bucks County couple who died in a canoeing accident in Maine over the weekend intended to retire next year to the coastal fishing town near where their bodies were recovered, family members told The Inquirer. Judy Alden Carlile, 53, and Roy Carlile, 58, had lived in Warrington about 18 years, which is how long they were married, said Judy's sister Kathy Alden, who lives in New Hampshire. Judy spent most of her time as a homemaker, and Roy had worked as a hydraulic engineer in the Navy, stationed for a time at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station before he retired.
NEWS
August 16, 1988 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took 17 long days, but J. Scott Williams and his son, Troy, made it to the Republican National Convention New Orleans yesterday - 852 miles down the drought-stricken Mississippi River in their family canoe. The pair left Cairo, Ill., on July 29, enduring heat, storms and exhaustion along the way. Williams, 37, a guest of the Illinois delegation, said he had made the trip with his son, 14, to draw attention to Southern Illinois and his home town of West Frankfort. "We thought it was a unique way to draw attention to Illinois and our area in Southern Illinois," J. Scott Williams said.
NEWS
August 28, 1990 | By Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Skip Stotesburg says he thought of his own 3-year-old daughter as he pulled the lifeless body of 4-year-old Hillary Jonas from the murky waters of the Schuylkill yesterday. Divers recovered Hillary's body and that of her father, Jay Jonas, just before 10 a.m. yesterday. They had drowned Sunday night when their canoe, crowded with seven family members, capsized up river from Flat Rock Dam. "The boat was overloaded, there were no life preservers in it, and nobody could swim," Stotesburg said after search crews completed their work yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1988 | By Ray White, Inquirer Staff Writer
I am standing chest-deep in the Mullica River in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. I'd grabbed one of my son's tennis shoes, but I can see its mate about to float around the next bend in the river. Our canoe has found a hidden stob jutting beneath the water's surface in the calmest and broadest stretch of river any of us has seen in two days. Our canoe is snagged and swamped. We are being treated to a valuable lesson in physics: A canoe turned sideways and lodged against an immovable object - in even mild current - will tip until water pours over the gunwales.
SPORTS
June 14, 1992 | By Michael Bamberger, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
According to the vet, Slippers is part beagle and part lab. Apparently, she's part rooster, too. When the sun rises, Slippers is there. When dawn broke Wednesday morning, Slippers, using her vast experience (she's five people months) knew the day would be a beauty - dry and clear and not too hot. She had a thought: Today, we fish! So after breakfast (Hill's Science Diet for Slippers; Post Raisin Bran for Slippers' master) a fishing trip was planned. Slippers' master called the tackle shop nearest him, Bob's Bait and Tackle on Ridge Avenue in East Falls, and asked what was biting.
NEWS
October 7, 2006 | By Robert Strauss FOR THE INQUIRER
"Look, that's just amazing," said Steve Eisenhauer in a whisper-yell so as not to disturb the bald eagle majestically resting high up in the just-turning-yellow tulip poplar tree only about 40 yards away. The eagle was in the bend of the Maurice River as it turns into the downtown section of Millville. It was a marvelous juxtaposition: an icon of American wildlife and, just beyond, the rising hopes of redevelopment in an old mill town. Eisenhauer, the regional director of stewardship and protection for the Natural Lands Trust, had taken a canoe down the Maurice on a weekday morning, mostly to see the trees at the beginning of the fall-foliage season.
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April 11, 2016 | By Suzanne Biemiller, For The Inquirer
'I'm not ready to go back," Natalie said quietly to me that morning. For a week, seven friends and I had been canoeing down the Missinaibi and Moose Rivers in Ontario. We were breaking camp for the last time, and our morning routines were more subdued than usual. A storm had come through late the night before and the sky was still overcast and the river choppy. We had miles to paddle before we would reach a lodge in Moose Factory, a remote village near the James Bay. There, we would find hot showers, toilets, electricity, and beds, none of which we had seen in days.
NEWS
August 4, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Bucks County couple who died in a canoeing accident in Maine over the weekend intended to retire next year to the coastal fishing town near where their bodies were recovered, family members told The Inquirer. Judy Alden Carlile, 53, and Roy Carlile, 58, had lived in Warrington about 18 years, which is how long they were married, said Judy's sister Kathy Alden, who lives in New Hampshire. Judy spent most of her time as a homemaker, and Roy had worked as a hydraulic engineer in the Navy, stationed for a time at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station before he retired.
NEWS
August 1, 2015 | By Erin Edinger-Turoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Under a hazy sun on the banks of the Schuylkill, city and Temple University officials Thursday marked the on-schedule and on-budget start of the restoration of the East Park Canoe House, the historic - and once-condemned - home of Temple's rowing teams. The boathouse, which had sat unused since being condemned in 2008, got a new breath of life last February, when the city announced that it would kick in $2.5 million and that Temple trustee and philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest would donate $3 million to renovate the 100-year-old brick-and-stucco building.
SPORTS
July 31, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
LONGTIME TEMPLE crew coach Gavin White remembers being in the East Park Canoe House on Kelly Drive with one of his athletes before the building was finally condemned in 2008. It wasn't a Kodak moment. "I was walking up the steps and all of a sudden he disappears," White recalled. "He fell right through them. He was OK, but that's the kind of fear you had. "It was ready to be shut down. " When that happened, after decades of neglect, it meant that the university's men and women rowers had to go about their business operating out of tents.
SPORTS
November 16, 2014
Mariners star Robinson Cano is expected to miss three to four weeks after breaking a toe during the Major League Baseball All-Stars tour of Japan. Seattle said Saturday that Cano will not need a cast and that the injury will heal with rest. He will likely be able to resume baseball activities in mid-December. The second baseman was hit by a pitch on the right foot during a 4-0 loss in Tokyo on Saturday. X-rays revealed a fracture in his small toe. Cano signed a $240 million, 10-year contract with the Mariners before last season.
SPORTS
December 8, 2013
The Seattle Mariners say they cannot confirm any details of a potential deal with free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano. The team said Friday morning it will announce if an agreement is "completed and finalized" with the Yankees star. The statement came in response to an ESPN report Friday morning that Cano and the Mariners had reached agreement on a $240 million, 10-year contract pending a physical. Cano's reported deal would be one of the largest in baseball history and a coup for a franchise that has gone a dozen years since making the postseason.
NEWS
October 22, 2013 | By Julie Zauzmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The event was advertised as Burlington County's Fall Foliage Family Float, with plenty of opportunities for people of all ages to board watercraft bobbing on creek and lake in Mount Holly. But for some, staying afloat wasn't so easy. Ask Greyson Curran. As he and his family completed their first four-mile canoe trip and prepared to try the harder course, Greyson, 12, announced his favorite part of the journey: "Seeing the lady fall overboard!" Despite a few spills, most participants in the annual event at Historic Smithville Park did indeed stay dry, from grandparents who ended their two-hour trips grinning but groaning from the hard work of rowing, to toddlers who toted balloon animals and sippy cups on board.
SPORTS
July 18, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Robinson Cano's all-star appearance did not last past the top of the first inning. Batting second for the American League in Tuesday's 84th All-Star Game at Citi Field, Cano was hit in the right quadriceps with the second pitch he saw. Mets righthander Matt Harvey hit the New York Yankees second baseman with a 96-m.p.h. fastball. Cano went to first after a brief delay but came out of the game following a strikeout in the next at-bat by Detroit's Miguel Cabrera. He was replaced by Boston's Dustin Pedroia.
SPORTS
July 10, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Home Run Derby rosters were (mostly) announced Monday, which means the annual all-star spectacle will be once again relevant for, oh, about a week. (Quick, name last year's winner - ha, made you look it up.) But until the first pitch of the Midsummer Classic is thrown, there will be cries of anguish, gnashing of teeth, and rending of garments throughout the land over heroes overlooked and left out. Start gnashing: National League captain, David Wright of the host Mets, chose the Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez (who leads the senior circuit with 24 homers)
TRAVEL
April 22, 2013 | By Richard K. Taylor, For The Inquirer
"Several people have been killed on the lower Youghiogheny River," champion kayaker Eli Loiben told us. "But nobody's drowned on the middle Yough, where you want to paddle. " From a distance, the middle Youghiogheny looks innocent enough as it winds through wooded hills and deep valleys between the small towns of Confluence and Ohiopyle in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. At the Riversport School of Paddling in Confluence, where Eli works, several people assured us that the rapids are mostly Class I and II. "Even people new to paddling," they said, "have run its 11 miles with no trouble.
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