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The Gorillas Take Home the Thunder Bay Cup

ALPENA, Mich. – Paddling a boat may not be so difficult, but try paddling a cardboard boat across the Thunder Bay River. Hundreds of people gathered around and watched all the participants compete in the 9th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Race.

“It’s a great family fun community event,” said Phil Hartmeyer. “It brings folks from all over the state to battle it out on the river in support of friends of the Thunder Bay National Sanctuary.

Here are your winners for this year’s Cardboard Boat Regatta Race:

Best Engineer:
Bear Crew

Most Innovative Designer:
Mary King

Captains Award:

Most money raised:
The Gorillas ($10 each)

Most Sailor’s Afloat Award:
Wee-Woo (9 Sailor’s)

Titanic Award:

1st Place Finisher (Kids):
The Gorillas

1st Place Finisher (Single Sailor):
Mary King

1st Place Finisher (Crew of Two):
Bear Crew

1st Place Finisher (Group Crew)

Battle Royale Award:
Deadman Floating

Thunder Bay Cup Winner:
The Gorillas