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Fall Colors Cruise

Emily Johnson  | Published on 9/22/2014
MCA Fall Color Cruise on the St. Croix River and Builders Contest 
Information can be found at www.mncanoe.org
Saturday October 4, 2014
Come join our MCA cruisers for a view of the St. Croix River in its fall splendor.
Basic Route
Osceola Bridge Landing Rt. 243 to William O’Brien State Park at Marine on St. Croix.
Schedule: (MN State Parks Stickers or Daily Entrance Fee Required at Parks)
9:30     Arrive at Osceola Bridge Landing, sign in, unload, get ready.
9:45     Start shuttle to O’Brien take outs.
10:15   Start Paddling
12:00   Lunch below the RR swing bridge.
12:45   Builders Contest ( See rules below )
1:15     Start Paddling
3:00     Arrive at O’Brien load up and finish shuttle.
4:00     Wrap up.
General Info
The trip will be insured by the USCA. There will be a $4.00 per person charge payable to the MCA for non MCA members. A USCA waiver must be filled out and signed by all participants. 
All boats must comply with US Coast Guard rules. PFD for each person and 1 whistle per boat.
Shuttle will be run by participants and coordinated by MCA leaders. River access not requiring a fee are at Osceola Landing and Log House Landing.
Bring your own food and beverage.
Builders Contest Rules
Boat must have been made with in the last 5 years by the person entering the boat.
Classes will be determined on the day of the event.
Winners will be determined by a vote of the people present.
Any Questions contact.
David Shanteau
Education & Safety Director
651-433-2157
daveandmad@frontiernet.net

Last year the MCA and the Loppet Foundation bought six 18 foot Jensen canoes. The Canoes will be available for the Fall Color Cruse on a first come first served bases. The cost for the use of a canoe will be $30.00 MCA or Loppet member $40.00 nonmember. Reservation must be made and confirmed by September 22 with David Shanteau Email daveandmad@frontiernet.net or 651-433-2157.